Community Meeting on the Development of North Hill Scheduled for April 27
Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck will host a community meeting on the development of North Hill on April 27, 2016 at Walt Whitman Middle School's Lecture Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Residents are invited to hear about the progress being made toward developing the North Hill area into a mix of affordable, workforce and market rate housing. The developer, CHPPENN I, LLC, as well as county representatives, will be present and available to answer questions from the community.
The North Hill development project is expected to bring to the community 278 affordable multi-family rental units in six separate, high quality, urban designed buildings with structured parking. In addition, the project is expected to result in up to 195 for-sale townhomes and acreage for a park. Click here to read the full article.
The Residences at Government Update
The Residences at the Government Center, a privately owned and operated 270-unit affordable workforce rental apartment community on the campus of the Fairfax County Government Center, will open its doors to residents in fall 2016, with final project completion by the end of the year.
The rental units will serve households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), - about $65,150 for a family of four - as set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At least 20 percent of the units will serve households at or below 50 percent of the AMI. The new community will include efficiencies, one, two and three bedroom units. Units will be available to county employees and others working in the public and private sector within Fairfax County. Click here to read the full article.
Update on New National Housing Trust Fund
Nearly $174 Million to be Allocated to States to Increase and Preserve Decent and Safe Affordable Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $174 million in funding through the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). The purpose of the HTF is to complement existing federal, State, and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness. It is anticipated that the first-ever allocations from the fund will be made to States later this spring and that funds can be drawn upon as early as this summer. Click here to read the full article.
George Mason University Releases U.S. Census Population Growth Report
The report, released by the George Mason University (GMU) Center for Regional Analysis (CRA), presents the population growth in the Washington Metro Area from 2014-2015. The report summarizes data for each jurisdiction in the Washington Metro Area.
To view the report, please click here.
The GMU Center for Regional Analysis provides research and analytical services to local governments, businesses and other stakeholders focusing on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal trends and forecasts.
2016 Point-in-Time Count Revealed 12 Percent Reduction in Homeless Population
On January 28, 2016, the annual Point-in-Time count was conducted in the Fairfax-Falls Church community and 1,059 people were identified as being literally homeless – those who were in shelters, in time-limited transitional housing programs, or unsheltered and living on the street. The number represents 145 less people or 12 percent less that the number counted in January 2015 and there was a decline in numbers throughout the homeless system, including in families, children in families, adults in families, single adults, people experiencing chronic homelessness, and families experiencing domestic violence. Click here to read the full article.
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