Affordable housing is a critical priority facing Fairfax County. The anticipated growth of the community, increasing rents and only modest increases in household income means that individuals and families earning low to moderate incomes are finding it increasingly difficult to find price-appropriate housing options in the communities where they work. Fairfax County has adopted the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan ,which outlines a number of strategies along with policy and resource development opportunities that can help enhance its affordable housing portfolio; however, it is plainly clear that true success, when it comes to affordable housing, is a communitywide achievement.
That's where you come in!
Fairfax County and the George Mason School of Business are proud to host the 2020 Housing Challenge as a means of bringing together students, residents, industry professionals, housing advocates and policy experts to provide solutions to three critical challenges facing Fairfax County in our pursuit towards enhanced home affordability - particularly for those earning low to moderate incomes. Cash prizes will be awarded!
Save the Dates!
March 2, 2020
10 a.m. to Noon
Fairfax County Government Center, Room 120C* (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax)
Participants will receive a basic "crash course" in affordable housing in Fairfax County and get an understanding of the policy challenges to be presented at the 2020 Housing Challenge on March 11.
*Room 120C is located in the cafeteria.
2020 Housing Challenge
March 11, 2020
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
George Mason University's Merten Hall, Roon 1201 (4400 University Drive, Fairfax)
This full-day event will bring together individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences from all over the county to tackle three critical policy challenges facing Fairfax County and our communitywide progress towards affordable housing. All are welcome to participate.