Connolly Receives Affordable Housing Award


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Oct. 25, 2005

Gerald E. Connolly Receives AHOME Preservation Award

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly has received the AHOME Preservation Award for his leadership, courage and innovation in preserving affordable housing in the Fairfax/Falls Church area.

Connolly was presented the award at a ceremony on Oct. 19 by AHOME, or Affordable Housing Opportunity Means Everyone, a nonprofit coalition of community businesses, developers, unions, resident organizations and other nonprofit public service groups interested in finding ways to meet community needs for affordable housing.

“Receiving this award from AHOME is a great honor, and it reflects the county’s commitment to preserving affordable housing units to meet the needs of our residents,” said Connolly. “This area is one of the Board of Supervisors’ six priorities outlined last year, with a goal of preserving 1,000 units by 2008. We are well ahead of schedule in meeting that goal.”

Connolly was recognized at the ceremony for his vision and determination to preserve affordable housing in Northern Virginia, and for creating and implementing the One Penny for Housing program, which has preserved nearly 600 affordable housing units in Fairfax County.

“When we were deciding who to give this award to, there was only one person that came to mind: Gerald Connolly,” said Jerry Hopkins, AHOME president. “His leadership on this issue was a beacon to everyone, and Fairfax County is now a front-runner in preserving affordable housing units.”

 

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