Notice of Public Hearing - Fairfax County Consolidated Community Advisory Committee (CCFAC)


Notice of Public Hearing

FAIRFAX COUNTY CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCFAC)

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Room 232
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia

The CCFAC invites you to a public hearing to identify housing and other human service needs to be addressed in the Fairfax County Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013).  The final plan will be approved by the Board of Supervisors and submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May 2012.  The Consolidated Plan is a HUD requirement that combines the planning requirements of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 with the annual applications and reporting for HUD-funded programs administered by Fairfax County.  Information from this hearing will also be a resource for the development of funding priorities for the county’s FY 2015-16 Consolidated Community Funding Pool.

The CCFAC is particularly interested in hearing from residents who are in need of housing or other services; local non-profits, faith-based or private enterprise providers of direct services to low-income individuals and families; and advocates for such services.  Participants may comment on the housing, community development and human services needs of the county, including fair housing, and provide input on how well the county is performing in meeting these needs.  The CCFAC invites input on any topic, but specifically comments on the service needs identified in the bulleted list below as well as those found in Behind the Headline: Trends and Implications for County Residents, prepared by Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood & Community Services, and available online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/demogrph/pdf/behind_the_headline.pdf

  • Helping people be and stay healthy (physical, behavioral, social)
    • One in ten County residents lacked health insurance coverage in 2009

  • Creating options for older adults and those with disabilities to experience positive living in their communities
    • The owned housing stock in the County is not very accessible for persons with mobility problems, which challenges seniors who wish to age in place.

  • Creating affordable housing options and providing supports for those most in need
    • In 2009 nearly 46% of renters were spending more than 30% of their income on housing. Lower income households are most likely to be renters and experience income losses during economic recessions.

  • Keeping individuals connected to their communities and participating in community life
    • Over 45% of the county’s population is ethnic or racial minorities.Outreach to the county’s diverse groups is challenging.

  • Fostering economic self-sufficiency of individuals and families
    • Data suggests that generational and lifetime income mobility is much less in the US than in many other developed countries.

  • Successful Youth: Helping youth succeed
    • In the County, minority students are less likely to graduate from high school on time. 

Note:  The public hearing is not for the purpose of soliciting requests for funding.

Persons wishing to speak at the public hearing: please contact Savi Singh, 703-246-5170, TTY 703-385-3578 or e-mail at savi.singh@fairfaxcounty.gov to be placed on the speakers list. Individual speakers are allowed three minutes to address the Committee; representatives of official Fairfax County Boards, Authorities or Commissions are allowed five minutes.  Written comments may be submitted by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, via email to savi.singh@fairfaxcounty.gov orbymail to:  ATTN:  CCFAC, c/o Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.  For more information please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ccfp

 

Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all County programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations call 703- 246-5101 or TTY 703-385-3578. Please allow 48 hours in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.


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