FCRHA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to Housing Waiting List Preference System

From Friday, March 12 until Friday, April 9, 2010, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will be accepting public comment on a proposed amendment to the FCRHA’s Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list preference system. The amendment will temporarily reduce the number of hours that the head, spouse, or sole member must meet to qualify for the “working preference” from thirty (30) hours to twenty (20) hours per week, due to current economic conditions.The change is intended to address the rising number of under-employed applicants currently on FCRHA waiting lists. The proposed amendment would reduce the hourly requirement from 30 hours to 20 hours for a period of two years.

Note: The Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. The proposed amendment applies only to families who have been notified of their placement on a waiting list.

To view a copy of the proposed amendment click here. HCD staff will provide a summary of comments received during the public comment period at the FCRHA’s meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2010.

Written comments should be sent to the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, Attention: Vincent Rogers, Management Analyst, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6039 (Telephone: 703-246-5152, email: vincent.rogers@fairfaxcounty.gov, TTY: 703-385-3578). Written comments should be received at the above address by 4:30 p.m., April 9, 2010.


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