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2016 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • December 16, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    9 & 10

 

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November 21, 2016

 
 


Board of Supervisors Housing Committee Meeting Cancelled for November 22


The Board of Supervisors Housing Committee scheduled for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center is cancelled.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.

 
 

You’re Invited: The FCRHA 50th Anniversary Event (Please RSVP)

You are cordially invited to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). Since its establishment in 1966, the FCRHA has helped thousands of families in Fairfax County have a safe and affordable place to call home.

On December 2, 2016, come out and help us celebrate the FCRHA’s 50 years of service to Fairfax County!

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. Please RSVP before November 29th.


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  Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting is December 16, 2016

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Rooms 9 and 10.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.

FCRHA Extends Five-Year Strategic Plan

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has approved the extension of its Five-Year Strategic Plan, which was set to expire on June 30, 2017. The Plan serves as a guide for the agency and helps to create an operational road map that supports the mission and goals for providing affordable housing in Fairfax County. The FCRHA has extended the Plan through June 2018.

Earlier this year, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors requested that the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) develop a countywide housing strategic plan. Extending the Five-Year Strategic Plan will allow the FCRHA to support the development of the countywide housing plan and ensure its alignment with the FCRHA Five-Year Strategic Plan.

To view the FCRHA Five-Year Strategic Plan, click here.


Providing Shelter from the Cold and Saving Lives


As we move into December, colder weather will become more of the norm here in Fairfax County. So for those without a home, spending the night sleeping outside can turn into a frightening, and potentially life-threatening situation.
To help our vulnerable neighbors survive the winter, Fairfax County provides overnight shelter with a “no turn-away” policy at all emergency homeless shelters during freezing weather. From late November through March, the County also provides the Hypothermia Prevention Program, a countywide community network of overnight shelters. Through this program last winter, nonprofits and faith-based community partners provided 1,061 men and women with a safe, warm place to sleep.

If you see someone at night that is unsheltered and who you think could be at risk of hypothermia, please call the county’s non-emergency phone line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711. For more information, please click here.

Renters More Likely to be Food Insecure than Homeowners
New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

About 10.5 million American households, or roughly 8.9 percent of the population, reported that in the past month their access to adequate food was limited by a lack of money and other resources, according to new 2015 American Housing Survey data released on November 17, 2016 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. Click here to read the full article.

Homelessness in the U.S. Continues to Decline
National estimate finds significant reductions among families and chronically homeless individuals

Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S, specifically among families with children, Veterans, and individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 549,928 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14 percent since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Click here to read the full article.

Happy Holidays! Fairfax County Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The Fairfax County offices will be closed November 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!

 


 
       
 

 

 
 



 
 





 
 

 

 

 

 
       
       

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