On behalf of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), we are pleased to present our Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Annual Report.
Philosophy: The Housing Blueprint reflects the philosophy of the Board that affordable housing is a continuum ranging from the needs of the homeless to first-time homebuyers. In between these two poles, the continuum includes the diverse housing needs of hard-working, but low paid families; senior citizens; persons with disabilities; and the workforce across Fairfax County. Housing in Fairfax County is a three-legged stool that depends on a smooth partnership between the non-profit community, the for-profit development industry and the public sector.
The FCRHA Strategic Plan provides the FCRHA and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) goals and the HCD Vision. Strategic Plan Action Plans outline how the FCRHA and HCD will meet the goals and Vision, in response to current trends and needs, and within available resources.
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and each One-Year Action Plan work together to identify the county’s housing and community development goals, and to provide specific actions to address critical areas of need using federal funds. These plans are developed with input from county leaders, service providers, advocates, community partners, and residents through an extensive engagement effort carried out each year.
Funding for the activities identified is awarded annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through three main programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Fairfax County receives approximately $8.5 million annually in federal funding to support activities which focus on meeting critical community housing and human services, and community development needs. That number can vary from year to year. Programs and services have a specific emphasis on providing assistance to older adults
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the County’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds for a fiscal year. The CAPER constitutes a summary of accomplishments and an accounting of the allocation and expenditure of funds under the Consolidated Plan, a 5-year comprehensive planning document that identifies Fairfax County’s overall needs for affordable and supportive housing, for homeless shelters and services, for community and economic development, and for building public and private partnerships.
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the County’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds for a fiscal year. The CAPER constitutes a summary of accomplishments and an accounting of the allocation and expenditure of funds under the Consolidated Plan, a
Fairfax County encourages owners and developers of multi-family rental projects or mobile home parks that are proposed for demolition, substantial rehabilitation or conversion to another use to develop a Relocation Assistance Plan: Fairfax County Relocation Guidelines.
FY 2018 FCRHA Housing Programs Overview
Each year HCD prepares a document that provides a concise overview of the FCRHA/Fairfax County Rental Housing Programs and Homeownership and Related Programs, with statistics regarding program results during the fiscal year. The report was prepared by HCD’s Policy and Compliance Division. Click here to view the report.