Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Operating Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F (Offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19)

703-246-5000
TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

Local Funding Availability for Affordable Housing

Fairfax County uses a variety of local, state, and federal funding sources to support the new development and preservation of Affordable Housing. More than $18.7 million is currently appropriated and is now available for multifamily affordable housing development projects; an additional $15 million in federal funding has been preliminarily identified for this purpose; and additional funding is being made available via Virginia Housing Amazon Impact REACH Funds as noted below:

 

Housing Blueprint Fund - $9,995,598

Fairfax County makes an annual contribution of its general revenue to the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Development and Investment Fund (known as the “Housing Blueprint Fund”).  The FCRHA provides Housing Blueprint loans to developers seeking to develop or preserve affordable housing units throughout the Fairfax County.

The FCRHA is providing a minimum of $9,995,598 in Housing Blueprint Funds for affordable housing projects through this NOFA.

Tysons Housing Trust Fund - $8,749,622

The Tysons Housing Trust Fund, was created to provide affordable and workforce housing opportunities in the Tysons Urban Center. Nonresidential developments throughout Tysons contribute funds to the Tysons Housing Trust Fund on a per-square foot basis.

The FCRHA is making $8,749,622 available for affordable housing opportunities in the Tysons Urban Center through this notice.

Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - $15,000,000

The Board of Supervisors has preliminarily identified $15 million in ARPA funds for this purpose.  It should be noted that further guidance relative to the geographic areas where ARPA funds can be deployed is in development. 

Virginia Housing Amazon Impact REACH Funds - Up to $3.75 million / $5 million per project

Virginia Housing (VH) supported the Commonwealth’s effort to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Northern Virginia through a five-year commitment of $15 million annually starting in FY2020 in new REACH Virginia funding for affordable housing in the region. Virginia Housing has allocated approximately $30 million of this total $75 million commitment to date.

VH is making the balance of this commitment (approx. $45 million) available for addressing affordable rental housing and homeownership needs and opportunities in the designated “Amazon Localities,” including Fairfax County.  More information, including the VH Amazon Impact REACH application and Proposal Evaluation Criteria, are available here. Applications must be submitted to Fairfax County by September 17, 2021. 

                                               i.     Addendum No. 1: FY 2022 Notice of Funding Availability

                                              ii.     Addendum No. 2: Extension of Amazon Impact REACH Fund Proposals to Sept. 17, 2021

*Fiscal Year 2022 runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.


Funds are awarded through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process (see documentation below). Finance applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 30, 2022, or until all funds are awarded.

 

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development hosted a virtual pre-application conference on August 12, 2021. The presentation and a recording of the meeting are available:

 

RFP AND APPLICATION MATERIALS

Fairfax Virtual Assistant