Housing Blueprint: At A Glance -FY2011


To End Homelessness
in 10 Years

To Provide Affordable Options to Special Needs Population

To Reduce the Waiting Lists in Half in Ten Years

To Increase Workforce Housing through
Creative Partnerships
and Public Policy


-According to the most recent "Point in Time" survey conducted by Fairfax County, there were 1,730 people who were homeless counted in the community in January 2009.

-Need for 2,650 additional units/permanent housing opportunities for homeless individuals and families over 10 years to meet goal.

-Consistent with the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and the the work of the Housing Options Task Force there is a need to provide housing to 196 homeless households (68 individuals and 128 families), with a range of supportive service needs, in FY 2011.

-Rehabilitation or replacement of Lincolnia Assisted Living

-Provide affordable housing for large families with extremely low incomes

-Provide opportunities to senior citizens to rent out a portion of their homes to individuals in need of affordable housing who in turn can help the seniors stay in their homes

-Begin development now to ensure an ongoing supply in FY12 and beyond by:
1. Completing Olley Glen Senior     Housing
2. Begin predevelopment of     Lewinsville Senior Housing.

Approximately 12,500 households on FCRHA,1,200 CSB and 100 on shelter waiting lists.

Need to provide affordable rental assistance or affordable rental housing to 690 households in FY11 to meet goal.

Begin development now to ensure an on-going supply in FY12 and beyond by:
1. funding pre-development costs     for North Hill;
2. support non-profit developers to     acquire or develop a 100-unit     tax credit property.

Fairfax County will need 63,660 net new housing units affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of AMI based on projected job growth through 2025.*

The county's economic vitality is "inextricably tied" to its response to the need for affordable workforce housing.*

As of Oct. 2008, there were 1,877 new Workforce Dwelling Units, ADUs, and Magnet Housing Units in the development pipeline; these units constitute 2.9% of the 63,660 new affordable workforce housing units needed in Fairfax County by 2025.

Existing Resources

Non-profit continuum of Care Units (federal): singles: 7

FCRHA Project-based Vouchers (federal): 18 CSB eligible singles, 34 families: 52

FCRHA Tenant-Based Rental Assistance vouchers (federal): 15 singles, 6 families: 21

FCRHA Family Unification Program vouchers (federal): 25

Conversion of non-profit owned transitional housing units: families: 30

Additional non-profit acquisitions (federal): families: 3

Wedgewood/ shared units: 10 CSB-eligible singles: 10

FCRHA completion of Olley Glen (federal/county/private): 90

Conversion group homes on West Ox Rd. to homes for very large families through county refunding and federal stimulus funds (federal/county): 2

FCRHA Housing Programs-turnover & attrition (federal): 250

Collaborative referral process with non-profit owners: 50

Non-profit acquisitions through CHDO and NSP (federal): 26

Workforce Policy Units coming on-line (private): 24

New ADUs (private): 39      

Predevelopment of the Residences at the
Government Center (private/county)

Assistance to First-time Homebuyers (VHDA/federal): 50

Home Equity Loan and Silver Lining programs (federal): 35

Linked Deposits Mortgage Program (county): 50

Additional Resources

"Bridging Affordability" program
Rental Subsidy: $842,400

  • Long-term rental subsidies
  • Acquisition of housing
  • Short-term emergency assistance
  • Operated through non-profits
18 individuals, 30 families

Rehab/Replacement of Lincolnia Assisted Living: 52 - $5,000,000

Lewinsville Senior Housing- TBD 


"Bridging Affordability" Program (10% CSB-eligible)-$3,276,000

North Hill: 67- $7,000,000**


**North Hill would meet two goals: 20 rental units would address waiting list; 47 homeownership would address workforce goal.


Additional County Efforts

Mondloch House: Renovation of facility to RSU FY12: 20

Family Units at Kate Hanley Shelter: Construction-Future: 6

Identify opportunities for RSU development; example:
as part of Baileys Revitalization (CSB-eligible)-Future

Additional FCRHA project-based vouchers (CSB-eligible)- Future

Seek partnerships-example: HomeAid

Proffers from private developers

Identify county surplus land for future needs-Future 


Tax exemption to developers providing housing affordable to households at 30% AMI or below-Future

Proffers from private developers

Support non-profit development of tax credit properties "Bridging Affordability"

County policy to encourage workforce housing at
Tysons and Wiehle Avenue- Future

Future expansion at Crescent Apartments Adoption of SRO/RSU ordinance-FY11 



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