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 University School of Business are proud to host the 2020 Housing Challenge as a means of bringing together residents, students, housing advocates, industry professionals 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!
2020 Housing Challenge - March 11, 2020
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
George Mason University's Merten Hall, Room 1201 (4441 George Mason Blvd., Fairfax)
Presenters to include:
- The Honorable Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Dr. Maury Peiperl, Dean, George Mason University School of Business
- Chuck Bean, Executive Director, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments
- Michelle Krocker, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
- Brian McLaughlin, President & CEO, Enterprise Community Development, Inc.
- Carmen Romero, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
- George Masson University Students and Faculty - Marc Fournier, Bobby Klancher, Kevin Larios, Nicole Wickliffe and Bob Wulff
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.