7:00PM, The April 2, 2020 meeting of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and…
March 24, 2020
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Redevelopment and Housing Authority have authorized a $3 million Housing Blueprint loan to finance the development of 240 units of affordable senior housing in Reston. The project, known as the New Lake Anne House, will eventually replace the aging Lake Anne Fellowship House located on the adjacent site on a 1-for-1 basis. The Lake Anne Fellowship House was developed in the early 1970’s and has, for nearly 50 years, provided a quality living experience for very-low income older adults in the Reston area. The development of the New Lake Anne House will provide a more marketable, modern and accessible living opportunity for low-income seniors to age in place. The project will include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. All 240 units will be rent- and income-restricted to residents with incomes at or below 60 percent of AMI for at least 30 years. Each resident will pay no more than 30 percent of their income toward their housing costs, including rent and a utility allowance. The Utility allowance will include air conditioning, cooking, lighting and hot water. It is anticipated that the financing on the project will close later this year.
March 20, 2020
In the 1960s and 70s, Dorotha Morris was already strongly advocating for more affordable housing in Fairfax County. Now, 60 years later Glen’s grandson, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, is making strides to address what’s a growing challenge. “When I go to work every day, I pass a sign that reminds me of my mission,” McKay said. “The sign says Morris Glen which is a senior retirement community that was named after my grandmother because of her advocacy for affordable housing.” Affordable housing is both a local and regional problem. In Fairfax County, there’s a need for more than 18,000 new housing units for low- to moderate-income families in the next 15 years. In the greater D.C. region, the shortfall is estimated at 75,000 housing units that will be needed just to keep pace with projected job growth during the 10 next years, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. “I tell people all the time that when it comes to affordable housing it’s all hands on deck, and that means no idea is a bad idea,” said McKay. “We the need the help of the private sector, nonprofit community, government and our residents.” Housing Hackathon Helps Find Solutions To find creative solutions, Fairfax County and the George Mason University School of Business held a policy hackathon on March 11, called the 2020 Housing Challenge. More than 100 policy and academic experts, nonprofit leaders, home builders, residents and students came together to brainstorm new solutions. 2020 Housing Challenge Presentation from Fairfax County
March 19, 2020
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will have two public hearings at their regular meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. • FCRHA Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget • Amendment to the Comprehensive Agreement for the Redevelopment of the North Hill property. See public notices below for details. In light of the current guidance related to public health, we are not currently accepting walk-ins at HCD locations. If you would like to review or collect a hard copy of these materials, please call 703-246-5101, TTY 711, to schedule an appointment for pickup. FCRHA Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 p.m. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on April 2, 2020, on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget and on the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section 36-19.2(B) of the Code of Virginia. The FCRHA meeting and public hearing will be held at 4500 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Interested residents are invited to share their views on the budget at the public hearing. An overview of the proposed FY 2021 FCRHA Budget and the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 are available for public review on the County website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/data/strategic-plan and at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA, or by calling Stephen Knippler at 703-246-5161. If you have any questions concerning the public hearing, please call 703-246-5161, TTY: 711. Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement – North Hill Redevelopment NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Notice is hereby given that the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on April 2, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. during its regular meeting in the FCRHA Board Room, located at One University Plaza (4500 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia). The public hearing is on a proposed Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement with CHPPENN I, LLC for the redevelopment of the FCRHA-owned North Hill property identified as a part of Fairfax County Tax Map No. 92-4 ((1)), parcel 82A (the “Property”), in the Mount Vernon District, pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, as amended Va. Code Ann §§ 56-575.1-575.16 (“PPEA”). In accordance with the requirements of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) Guidelines of the County adopted pursuant to Va. Code Ann §§ 56-575.1-575.16, a copy of the proposed Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement is available for review in the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors in the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. In addition, a copy of the Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement, including exhibits, has been posted on the website of the Department of Procurement and Material Management and may be viewed at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/procurement/ppea and below. A link to this notice will also be available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing. All persons wishing to speak on this subject may call Navneet Sohi at 703-246-5260, to be placed on the Speaker’s List, or may appear and be heard. Citizens wishing to comment on the proposed Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement may do so by writing to the attention of Rex Peters, Associate Director, Design, Development and Construction Division, at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 or via email at Rex.Peters@fairfaxcounty.gov. For additional information or questions about the Public Hearing, please contact Rex Peters, at 703-246-5143. Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement Exhibit E-2 - Seventh Amendment to PSA Exhibit F-1-A - Bond 47 Revised Commitment Letter Exhibit F-1-B - Bond 47 DLA Amendment Exhibit F-2-A - Bond94 Revised Commitment Letter Exhibit F-2-B - Bond 94 DLA Amendment Exhibit F-3-A - Senior Revised Commitment Letter Exhibit F-3-B - Senior DLA Amendment