The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal Year 2019. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Public Housing Agencies submitting a MTW Plan. The public hearing will be held at 4500 University Drive, Fairfax, VA at 7 p.m. on March 8, 2018. Interested residents are invited to share their views on the draft FCRHA MTW Plan at the public hearing. The draft Plan is available for public review on the county website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/initiatives or here and at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA, or by calling 703-279-7302. If you have any questions concerning the public hearing, please call 703-279-7302, TTY: 711. Citizens wishing to comment on the draft Plan in writing may do so via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the attention of Elisa Johnson, Associate Director, Policy, Reporting and Communications, at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. The deadline for receipt of written comments on the draft Plan is 4 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations call 703-246-5260 or TTY 711. Please allow 48 hours in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.
Moving To Work (MTW) is a federal program authorized by Congress in in the late 1990’s; the goal of MTW is to give limited number of local public housing agencies the flexibility to try out new and more efficient ways of delivering affordable housing.
Fairfax County is a great place to live, work, and play, however, it remains one of the highest cost areas for housing in the nation. Over the last decade, Fairfax County has experienced unprecedented increases in the cost of for-sale housing and a significant decrease in affordable rental housing. In addition, according to data from George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, the county will need thousands more homes affordable to new workers – earning a range of incomes – to meet the need associated with projected job growth over the next 20 years. A reasonably healthy job market and above average housing prices (compared to the rest of the country) will continue to make Fairfax County a profoundly challenging housing market. In an effort to address this challenge, the county is leading the development of a Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan. A plan shaped by the community for the community. You are critical to the creation and success of this plan.
Home Repair for the Elderly Program for Elderly and Disabled Adults
The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs to eligible low and moderate income elderly homeowners residing in the property, as well as accessibility modifications for disabled homeowners. Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week's labor and provide up to $500 in materials to complete necessary repairs and maintenance. Materials are paid for by County and Federal funds.
The Affordable Housing Partnership Program provides funds to nonprofit and for-profit housing development organizations for the development and preservation of affordable homeownership and rental housing.