In 2013, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) became one of the original 39 housing authorities to be designated as a “Moving to Work” agency by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This distinction is bestowed on high-performing housing authorities to provide flexibility and local choice to create and administer housing programs that work best for their residents.
Each year, the FCRHA is required to submit a Moving to Work Plan, which includes community input and outlines the activities and initiatives to be undertaken in the given year. The FCRHA uses the flexibility of the Moving to Work designation to:
- Implement strategies that can help residents increase their level of self-sufficiency
- Increase housing choices for residents
- Use federal funds more efficiently