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2016 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • March 25, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    4 & 5

  • June 24, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    4 & 5

  • October 7, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    9 & 10

  • December 16, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    9 & 10
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February 11, 2016

Board of Supervisors Housing Committee Meeting Scheduled for February 12th

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Housing Committee is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. 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 703-385-3578.

Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting is March 25th

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Rooms 4 and 5.

AHAC’s 2016 meeting schedule can be viewed on e-ffordable.org.

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 703-385-3578.


2016 Northern Virginia Housing Expo Set for March 19th at Woodbridge’s Freedom High School

Anyone looking for an affordable place to live in Northern Virginia should plan to visit the 2016 Northern Virginia Housing Expo, hosted by Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME Foundation in cooperation with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon. Admission is Free.

The expo, whose location rotates annually throughout Northern Virginia, is being held at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, between I-95 and Jefferson Davis Highway.

Showcasing both homeownership and rental opportunities and resources throughout Northern Virginia, the event will be held from 10 am until 3 pm and will feature workshops, exhibits and free one-on-one credit counseling. The sixth annual expo is designed to educate attendees about location options, being prepared for buying or renting, understanding and improving credit scores, improving energy efficiency and more.

The expo, whose location rotates annually throughout Northern Virginia, is being held at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, between I-95 and Jefferson Davis Highway. The event is produced by a collaborative effort of the aforementioned housing authorities along with representatives of the banking and mortgage industry. Past expos have been recognized with a prestigious award from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) for “best government initiative.”

More information about the expo is being made available online at www.NoVaHousingExpo.org.


You Are Invited! Come Share Your Experiences and Thoughts Regarding Housing Discrimination in Fairfax County

Everyone has a right to fair housing. The right to live where one chooses with dignity and without fear of discrimination is a basic right guaranteed to all people. Fairfax County is researching the extent to which discrimination in housing and mortgage lending restricts where people can live here. The County needs your help to identify these problems so that it can generate solutions.

Fairfax County and its consultants are conducting two public meetings to hear your input at the following locations:

South County Public Meeting
Tues., February 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
South County Center 8350 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA

Culmore Public Meeting
Thurs., February 25, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Library 6101 Knollwood Drive Falls Church, VA

Please come share your thoughts and experiences. For more information about the event, click here.


Fairfax County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Available Online

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2015. As a recipient of federal funds under the Consolidated Plan, Fairfax County is required to provide this annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) within 90 days of the end of the county’s program year. The CAPER evaluates the county’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds for the period from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

To view the FY 2015 CAPER, please click here.


Draft Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Now Available for Review


The Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2017 is now available online for viewing. It identifies the proposed use of funds for the three federal programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant. It also recognizes: (1) various public and private resources available for housing and community development activities; (2) the goals and objectives for the Five-Year Consolidated Plan; and (3) the FY 2017-2018 CCFP funding priorities.

To view the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2017, please click here

Five- Year FCRHA Strategic Plan Extended 

On December 10, 2009 the FCRHA adopted a five-year Strategic Plan for the period from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. In November 2014, a leadership transition was underway at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) with the upcoming retirement of then-HCD Director Paula Sampson and the appointment of Kurt Creager as her successor. In order to facilitate this transition and permit the new Director to participate meaningfully in the development of the next five-year plan, the FCRHA extend the adopted plan by one year.

With the departure of then-HCD Director Kurt Creager in July 2015, HCD is now in a leadership transition again. As a result, the FCRHA has extended the Five-Year Strategic Plan an additional year, through Fiscal Year 2017. In addition to accommodating the leadership transition, this action will allow HCD the ability to maintain the schedule for developing and proposing the Strategic Plan - Action Plan for FY 2017 and coordinate the strategic plan with the development of the FCRHA/HCD budget for FY 2017.


Shaping Fairfax County’s Strategic Direction through Lines of Business (LOBs)


Recently, Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget (DMB) made available to the public Fairfax County’s Lines of Business (LOBs) for 2016.

 

LOBs provides a comprehensive, detailed look at the functional and operational level of work performed by County programs and services. It is the first step in a multi-year process to shape the county’s strategic direction and validate county priorities. LOBs will allow county officials to fully understand the impacts of future budget decisions and to be as transparent as possible with the community.

 

There are 390 Lines of Business covering all funding sources in the County. The complete list of LOBs from #1-390, as well as completed LOBs documents, are available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/2016-lines-of-business.htm.

 

To view Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) LOBs Narrative, please click here. To view HCD’s LOBs Presentation, click here.

 

To provide feedback on Lines of Business (LOBs) documents, click here.

For more information, check out the September 11, 2015 LOBs Presentation to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

 


HUD and GOOGLE Announce First Public Housing Units to be connected with Ultra High Speed Internet Through ConnectHome Initiative


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and Google Fiber Vice President, Dennis Kish, announced that the West Bluff Townhomes in Kansas City, Missouri will be the first public housing development to be connected to Google Fiber's ultra-high speed (gigabit speed, or up to 1000 mbps) internet through the ConnectHome Initiative. The 100 housing units at West Bluff are now able to sign up for Google Fiber gigabit speed internet free of cost.  Over the next several months, gigabit service will be available to another 1300 public housing units in the Kansas City metro area.  Additionally, Google Fiber will be bringing those high speeds to HUD assisted and affordable housing in all fiber cities, including the ConnectHome fiber cities of Atlanta, GA, Durham, NC, San Antonio, TX and Nashville, TN.

 

ConnectHome is a public-private collaboration to narrow the digital divide for families with school-age children who live in HUD-assisted housing. Through ConnectHome, Internet service providers, non-profits and the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing units in 28 communities across the nation. ConnectHome creates a platform to help ensure that students have access to high-speed Internet for studying and doing their homework at home, as well as in school.

 

Since 2009, the private and public sectors have invested over $260 billion into new broadband infrastructure, and three in four Americans now use broadband at home. Despite this significant progress, one in four American families still don't access the internet at home, particularly lower-income families with children. While nearly two-thirds of America's lowest-income households own a computer, less than half have a home internet subscription. HUD's ConnectHome initiative strives to ensure that students can access the same level of high-speed Internet at home that they possess in their classrooms.

 

Eight nationwide Internet Service Providers including; Google Fiber, Cherokee Communications, Pine Telephone, Suddenlink Communications, Vyve Broadband, CenturyLink, Cox Communications and Sprint have announced they are partnering with mayors, public housing authorities, non-profit groups, and for-profit entities to bridge the gap in digital access for students living in assisted housing units.

 

For more information on the ConnectHome Initiative, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       

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