Housing and Community Development

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Tom Fleetwood
HCD Director

2024 Fairfax County Housing Symposium



We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who joined us for the 2024 Fairfax County Housing Symposium! To our presenters, moderators, panelists, and to our many guests in the audience, we are very grateful for your engaged participation in this year's discussions. We look forward to continuing the conversation and continuing our work to increase affordable housing opportunities in communities throughout Fairfax County. 

If you have any questions regarding the 2024 Fairfax County Housing Symposium, please email us at RHA@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

Click here to view the event presentation.



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Thank you to our program sponsors:

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Reasonable accommodations for this event will be provided upon request. Please email: rha@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-5260 or TTY 711.

Program Agenda


Ryan McLaughlin, CEO, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Emcee



Ajay Vinzé, Ph.D., Dean, George Mason University Costello College of Business

Lenore Stanton, Chair, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Opening Remarks



Josh Veverka, Government Affairs Director, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Monique Johnson, Managing Director of Community Outreach, Virginia Housing

Congressman Gerry Connolly, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Jeffrey McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Keynote Speaker


Matthew Heckles, Field Policy and Management Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Learn about the critical work and impact of the FCRHA and hear from individuals who will share their stories on the value of affordable housing in our communities.



Moderator: Elisabeth Lardner, Vice Chair, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority




Amy Ginger, Deputy Director of Operations
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

Heather Thomas, Chair, Fairfax County Moving to Work Advisory Committee

Cherron Johnson, 2023 FCRHA Scholarship Recipient

Join us for a brief tour of One University – a new, premier affordable housing community located adjacent to the campus of George Mason University. This is a first-come, first-serve tour limited to 100 attendees of the Housing Symposium. The redevelopment of One University, anticipated to be completed by spring 2024, will include 120 affordable independent living senior apartments, 120 affordable multifamily apartments, and 333 units of student housing. Be the first to take a sneak peek at this beautiful, new development which will serve families, students, and older adults for years to come.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from One University. Limited to 100 attendees.

Hear about preventing and ending homelessness in Fairfax County and the importance of permanent supportive housing, services for veterans, and supportive services in these efforts.

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Moderator: David Meyer, Chair, Fairfax-Falls Church Continuum of Care



Tom Barnett, Deputy Director, Office to Prevent and End Homelessness,
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, President and CEO, Pathway Homes

Deborah Snyder, LTC (R), US Army, President and CEO, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation

Kerrie Wilson, CEO, Cornerstones

Go behind the scenes as we hear from experts on the complexities and decisions that play into the development, preservation, and adaptive reuse of affordable housing.


Moderator: Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,
Providence District




Anna Shapiro, Deputy Director, Real Estate Finance and Development
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

 Mike Chiappa, Senior Vice President of Real Estate, APAH

Paul Bernard, President and Chief Executive Officer, AHC

Kyle Speece, Former Regional Vice President, Development, Conifer 


Tom Fleetwood, Director, Fairfax County Department of Housing and
Community Development

Fairfax Virtual Assistant