Housing and Community Development

CONTACT INFORMATION: Operating Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F
703-246-5000 TTY 711
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tom Fleetwood
HCD Director

Affordable Housing Advisory Council

The Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC) was established in June 2021 to replace the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and create a formalized council to advise the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors regarding the county's progress on the preservation and new development of affordable housing opportunities. Originally formed in 2005 to provide oversight for the administration of funds in the original "Penny for Affordable Housing Fund," AHAC has been instrumental in establishing important housing initiatives such as the Housing Blueprint and the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan.

Recognizing that housing is foundational for all, the purpose of AHAC is to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, consistent with the One Fairfax policy, regarding:

  • Implementation and achievement of the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan
  • County resource requirements identified in annual Budget Guidance and other documents that guide affordable housing development and preservation
  • Policies and programs that synthesize, support, and promote county efforts related to housing affordability and homelessness

Affordable Housing Advisory Council Charter

Affordable Housing Advisory Council ByLaws

Meeting materials will be posted prior to meeting.

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - Fairfax County Government Center – Conference Rooms 9/10
  • Friday, September 13, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - Fairfax County Government Center – Conference Rooms 9/10
  • Friday, December 13, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - Fairfax County Government Center – Conference Rooms 2/3



Meeting materials from prior meetings of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council are available upon request.
Please contact us at RHA@fairfaxcounty.gov to submit a request. We do ask that you specify in your message the date(s) of the meeting(s) for which you are seeking records in order to help us locate and provide the records you are seeking.

Thank you.

Council Co-Chairs:

  • The Honorable Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr.*, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Kerrie Wilson*, CEO, Cornerstones, Inc.

Council Members:

  • Jennifer Adeli, Community Services Board Appointee
  • Molly Bensinger-Lacy, Braddock District Appointee
  • Cookie Blitz, Disability Services Board Appointee
  • Marlene Blum, Alliance for Human Services Appointee
  • John Boylan*, Business, Economic Development, Health Appointee
  • Nicholas Bracco*, For-Profit Real Estate Industry Appointee
  • Eduardo Conde, Human Rights Commission Appointee
  • Joe Fay, Alliance for Human Services Appointee
  • Alice Foltz, Advisory Social Services Board Appointee
  • Richard Kennedy, Redevelopment and Housing Authority Appointee
  • Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon*, Mt Vernon District Appointee
  • Kamilah McAfee, Affordable Housing Developer/Owner
  • Ken McMillon, Community Action Advisory Board Appointee
  • Joseph Mondoro*, Providence District Appointee
  • Jill Norcross, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
  • RJ Narang, Dranesville District Appointee
  • Ava Nguyen*, Business, Economic Development, Health Appointee
  • Mary Paden, NAACP Appointee
  • Jerry Poje*, Human Services Council Appointee
  • Tara Ruszkowski, The Lamb Center, Faith Community Appointee
  • Nancy Socher, Hunter Mill District Appointee
  • Julie Strandlie, Planning Commission Appointee
  • Eleanor Vincent*, Advocacy Group Appointee
  • Dr. Vernon Walton Business, Economic Development, Health Appointee
  • Nicole Wickliffe, Franconia District Appointee
  • Maura Williams*, Continuum of Care Liaison
  • A.J. Zaman, Sully District Appointee
  • Paul Zurawski, Springfield District Appointee

(* Executive Committee members bolded)

AHAC has established the following subcommittees to help guide and accomplish the work and mission of the Council. Select a subcommittee from the list below to visit their website for meeting details and related information and materials associated with their work.

The purpose of the Continuum of Care Committee is to provide community leadership and policy guidance, consistent with the One Fairfax policy, to ensure the successful end to homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.  The Committee serves in compliance with the U.S.  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rule 24 CFR 578, Subpart B, entitled “Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care.”

Continuum of Care Subcommittee Charter

Learn more about the Continuum of Care

AHAC Member Survey

In order to maximize the value of your experience with AHAC, as well as our efficiency and effectiveness in pursuing our council work plan, we invite all AHAC members to complete this brief questionnaire.

This activity is for AHAC members only.
Thank you for your participation.

Council Resources

Affordable Housing Dashboard

The Affordable Housing Dashboard provides a point-in-time snapshot of the County's advancements in the creation and preservation of affordable housing since 2019.



If you have questions about the Affordable Housing Advisory Council, please contact us at RHA@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

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