Available for Public Comment: Draft Public Housing Lease
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is
accepting written public comment on its draft Public Housing Lease.
Public comments are being accepted in compliance with United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for public
housing agencies when changes in the lease form are made. The
reasons for the proposed changes are to conform the lease to model
language used in the industry by Public Housing Agencies, to include
required language regarding the Violence Against Women Act, and to add
language relative to the FCRHA’s Supportive Shared Housing Program.
In addition, the following policy changes are being proposed and are
highlighted in the draft lease: to reduce the maximum number of days a
family member or entire family may be absent from the unit from 180 days
to 120 days in order to maximize utilization of FCRHA resources; extend
the late payment due date from the fifth day of the month to the seventh
day of the month to allow more time for receipt of payments before late
fees will be applied; to charge late fees in alignment with county policy
as being requested by the Fairfax County Department of Tax
Administration; and to change the move-out notice requirement from
tenants from 30 days to 60 days to allow applicants and resident
transfers more time to prepare for a move and pay the new security
deposit. The draft Lease is available for public review on the
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/mtw.htm and at the Fairfax County
Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite
300, Fairfax, VA, or by calling 703-246-5243, TTY: 703-385-3578.
Citizens wishing to comment on the draft Plan may do so via the email
or by writing to the attention of Deborah Jackson-Mallett, Regional
Manager, at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700
Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. The deadline for receipt of
written comments on the Public Housing Lease will be 4 p.m. on Friday,
March 8, 2013.
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 order to make the necessary arrangements.
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