News & Events
- In recognition for his tireless efforts and dedicated commitment to promoting fair housing opportunties in Fairfax County, Mr. Jerry Hopkins was honored by the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission with the 2016 Virginia Peters Memorial Fair Housing Award on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The award was presented at the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs Annual Fair Housing Luncheon. The award is given to an individual or organization in Fairfax County that has supported, promoted, and/or advocated for the goals of fair housing opportunities as exemplified by Virginia Peters, a former long-time Fairfax County Human Rights Commissioner and fair housing champion. Mr. Hopkins has been involved in many volunteer activities related to fair housing. He has served as treasurer for Affordable Housing Opportunities for Everyone (AHOME), a member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to the Board of Supervisors, and a member on the Faith Communities Housing Support Committee. Mr. Hopkins is past president of the Board of Directors of Chesterbrook Residences, Inc., which built the first mixed income/affordable assisted living facility in Northern Virginia. He is a member and Vice President of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC) of the Fairfax Area where he chaired the committee researching the urgent affordable and accessibile housing needs for those with low incomes.
- The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commision's 2017 Fair Housing Art and Liteary Contest winners have been selected. This year's contest theme is Fair Housing: Building A Community Block by Block. A winner was selected in each of two categories and were announced at OHREP's Annual Fair Housing Month Forum and Luncheon. The 2017 contest winners are:
Art Winner: Sarah Kim, WT Woodson High School
Literary Winner: Shaan Chudasama, Chantilly High School
OHREP and SHRC would like to thank all students who participated in the contest.