Moving to Work in Fairfax County


The goal of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is that our residents have a place to call home, and an opportunity to thrive.  That is why the FCRHA created its THRIVE Initiative - Total Housing Reinvention for Individual Success, Vital Services and Economic Empowerment. 

The THRIVE Initiative is all about linking residents to services and programs offered by other county agencies or non-profit organizations aimed at helping them become more self-sufficient.  These programs are designed to help residents better manage their money; train for a new job; pursue college or other training; become a better parent; learn English; improve your health; and perhaps even purchase a home.

At the heart of THRIVE is the FCRHA’s application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for designation as a “Moving to Work” (MTW) agency.

With the MTW designation, the FCRHA may now be able to:

  • Create a housing continuum that seamlessly joins together the county’s housing programs – including Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers - and establishes goals to help residents move toward self-sufficiency you are able to achieve.

  • Expand its already strong community partnerships with non-profit organizations to provide self-sufficiency services ranging from “ready-to-rent” training, to job readiness, through homebuyer education and beyond. 

  • Reduce the burden both on staff and residents related to such things as re-certifications and inspections, which will allow staff to focus more on people – not paperwork.  This now focus will allow us to link you to the services – such as job training and education – that residents need to move toward self-sufficiency. 

The FCRHA approved the MTW Plan at its June 14, 2012 meeting and submitted its application for this program to HUD on June 26, 2012.

Important Links:

FY 2017 Draft Moving To Work (MTW) Plan

FY 2016 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan Amendment - Rental Assistance Demonstration Significant Amendment

FCRHA MOVING TO WORK BROCHURE

RESPONSES TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MTW

MORE INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS

MORE INFORMATION FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 


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