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April is Fair Housing Month

April
April 1, 2020

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its fair housing partner organizations pursue enforcement actions, work to enhance…

County Approves $3 Million Loan for Senior Housing in Reston

County
March 24, 2020

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Redevelopment and Housing Authority have authorized a $3 million Housing Blueprint loan to finance the development of 240 units of affordable senior housing in Reston. The project, known as the New Lake Anne House, will eventually replace the aging Lake Anne Fellowship House located on the adjacent site on a 1-for-1 basis.

The Lake Anne…

Housing Challenge Hackathon Brings New Ideas for Solving Affordable Housing

Housing
March 20, 2020


In the 1960s and 70s, Dorotha Morris was already strongly advocating for more affordable housing in Fairfax County.

Now, 60 years later Glen’s grandson, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, is making strides to address what’s a growing…

Two Public Hearings Scheduled for April 2 Housing Authority Meeting

Two
March 19, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will have two public hearings at their regular meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

• FCRHA Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget
• Amendment to the Comprehensive Agreement for the Redevelopment of the North Hill property.

See public notices below for details.

In light of the current guidance…

Housing, Public Health Officials Working to Keep Operations Safe Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Housing,
March 13, 2020


The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development are working in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials to ensure that essential housing programs and services continue with the utmost regard for the safety of participants and…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Adopts FY 2021 Strategic Plan

Fairfax
March 9, 2020

At its March 5 meeting, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) adopted its Fiscal Year 2021 Strategic Plan. The plan sets and outlines a path for achieving the goals and vision for housing in Fairfax County in…

2020 Housing Challenge: Pre-event Webinar Posted Online

2020
March 2, 2020

With the 2020 Housing Challenge a little over one week away, organizers came together to host a Pre-Challenge Webinar for hackathon participants looking to get a better understanding of the current housing climate in Fairfax County and the objectives associated with the event.

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Notice of Public Hearing on March 5 Regarding Draft FY 2021 Moving to Work Plan

Notice
February 19, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. 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…

Virginia Housing Awards $800K to Affordable Housing Development in Alexandria

Virginia
February 10, 2020

The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) has awarded $800,000 in REACH Virginia (Resources Enabling Affordable Community Housing in Virginia) grant funding to a 126-unit housing development located a stone’s throw from Huntington Metro – the Arden.

About the Project

The Arden – a project of Wesley Housing Development Corporation –…

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Approves 150 Units of Affordable Senior Housing

Fairfax
January 29, 2020

At its January 28 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the construction of 150 units of affordable independent senior housing in the highly cost-burdened Fairfax/Alexandria City area.

The Oakwood Residences will be constructed on the 6.2-acre site located at the intersection of Oakwood Road and South Van Dorn Street in Alexandria. The property is owned by…

Project-Based Vouchers Pave the Way for 431 New Affordable Homes for Seniors

Project-Based
January 27, 2020

As a result of the November 2019 request for proposals for project-based vouchers (PBVs), the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has awarded 130 PBVs to three applicants for new construction senior housing projects.

Having guaranteed PBVs associated with new construction projects enable qualifying affordable housing projects to have a stronger financial position to…

Draft Action Plan for Anticipated Federal Housing Dollars is Ready for Public Comment

Draft
January 17, 2020


During FY 2021, Fairfax County is expected to have access to more than $8 million in federal funding to support the creation of and access to affordable housing for individuals and households throughout the county – with particular emphasis on individuals and families experiencing homelessness; those (including seniors) with extremely low incomes; and individuals with…

Notice of Oakwood PPEA Public Hearing Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Notice
January 13, 2020

Notice of Oakwood PPEA Public Hearing
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. during its meeting in the FCRHA Board Room, located at One University Plaza (4500 University Drive, Fairfax,…

Fairfax County Receives $300K in Federal Funding to Provide Veteran Housing Assistance

Fairfax
December 18, 2019


The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has been awarded $304,980 in federal funding through a collaborative program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide assistance for homeless veterans in finding affordable, stable housing.

This collaborative…

Request For Proposals Issued for Autumn Willow Senior Housing Development

Request

Notice of Public Hearing - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - One University Development

Notice
December 5, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. during its meeting in the FCRHA Board Room, located at One University Plaza (4500 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia). The public hearing is on a proposed Comprehensive Agreement, between the FCRHA and ONE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS,…

Notice of Public Hearing - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Oakwood Development

Notice
December 5, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. during its meeting in the FCRHA Board Room, located at One University Plaza (4500 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia). The public hearing is on a proposed Comprehensive Agreement with the Arlington…

Board of Supervisors Approves $6.5 Million in Housing Blueprint Loans for One University Development

Board
November 25, 2019

Nov. 19, 2019—The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to make loans totaling $6.5 million to SCG Development Partners to finance the construction of the One University Apartments in Fairfax, Virginia.

“This financing is an important part of our effort to bring more affordable housing to our county,” said…

With Affordable Housing, Great Things Can Come in Small Packages

With
November 14, 2019
Fairfax County and Habitat for Humanity team up to rehabilitate a deteriorated property as an affordable home along the Route 1 corridor.

Notice of Request for Proposals For New Construction Project-Based Voucher Units

Notice
November 14, 2019


The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is pleased to announce the availability of up to 150 Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) for new construction housing projects serving low income families and individuals. Project-Based Voucher Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts are available for an initial period of twenty (20) years with potential extensions up to an…

Fairfax County Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Housing Report

Fairfax
November 12, 2019
The Annual Report highlights housing activities and accomplishments made during the past fiscal year.

Fairfax County Honored with 2019 NACCED Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing

Fairfax
October 31, 2019


The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) has selected Lewinsville Center as the 2019 Award of Excellence recipient. Located in McLean, Virginia, the Lewinsville Center project included the redevelopment of the 8.66-acre site of the original Lewinsville Elementary School (established in 1961). The school building had previously…

Available for Public Comment: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for FY 2019

Available
August 30, 2019

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The FY 2019 CAPER evaluates the county’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds for the period from July 1, 2018, through…

Approximately $2.4 Million Available in RFP for CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing Projects - Applications Due September 6

July 11, 2019

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces the availability of funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop or rehabilitate affordable rental housing.

Only multifamily rental projects consisting of 30 units or less and…

Notice of Public Hearing: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

March 19, 2019

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on April 3, 2019, on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget and on the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section 36-19.2(B) of the Code of Virginia. The FCRHA meeting and public…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Adopts One Fairfax Policy

March 14, 2019

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) adopted Fairfax County’s One Fairfax Policy at its meeting on March 7.

The adoption of this policy ensures that the FCRHA considers equity when making decisions about the development and delivery of future housing policies, programs and services.

The One Fairfax Policy defines equity as “The commitment…

Fairfax County Takes a Major Step Forward in Addressing the Need for Affordable Housing

March 13, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, at the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee Meeting, Fairfax County took a major step forward in addressing the need for affordable housing in the county. The Affordable Housing Resources Panel…

Notice of Public Meeting - February 26, 2019

February 19, 2019
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Strategic Plan Goals and Resources Panel
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Strategic Plan Goals and Resources Panel (GRP) will hold its first public meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government…

Notice of Public Hearing - Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Notice
February 15, 2019
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. 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…

Notice of Public Hearing - Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Notice
February 12, 2019

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will
conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal
Year 2020. 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…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Opens its Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Today

January 29, 2019

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) began accepting online only pre-applications for placement on the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist today. Now through Monday, February 4, 2019 11:59 p.m. EST, applicants can apply to be on a waitlist for vouchers that subsidize rent at private properties with participating landlords.

Applications must be submitted online…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to open its Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist

January 16, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will be opening its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist. The HCV Program (formerly “Section 8”) provides rental assistance to low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities. Eligible applicants receive vouchers that subsidize rent at private properties with participating…

Fairfax County Preserves Over 400 Units of Affordable Housing

Fairfax
December 20, 2018
Murraygate, Parkwood to bring much-needed private investment, long-term affordability to redeveloping areas
Fairfax County has taken another step forward in preserving the community’s essential affordable housing stock. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), the county’s affordable housing financing agency, has closed on financing totaling over $50 million in…

Over $2.5 Million Available in RFP for CDBG Affordable Housing Projects – Applications Due February 1, 2019

December 17, 2018

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces the availability of funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop or rehabilitate affordable housing.

Preference will be given to projects that include acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of affordable housing…

Notice of Public Meeting - Affordable Housing Resources Panel November 28, 2018

November 26, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Affordable Housing Resources Panel
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Affordable Housing Resources Panel (AHRP) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center…

Notice of Public Meeting - January 10, 2019

Notice
November 19, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Fairfax County Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
3700 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax VA 22030


The Fairfax County Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board (ADUAB) will hold a special public meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the…

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice
November 2, 2018

FAIRFAX COUNTY CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY FUNDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
12000 Government Center Parkway, Conference Rooms 9 & 10
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

The Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) invites you to participate in a public hearing to help…

Showcasing Energy Efficiency “In Action” for Virginia Residents -Dominion Energy Share program benefits low-income residents

Showcasing
October 24, 2018

Dominion Energy Share program benefits low-income residents

Energy efficiency upgrades that cut costs for low-income Virginia residents were on display today at a tour of an affordable housing complex in northern Virginia. Held in recognition of National Energy Efficiency Month, the walk-through gave state Senator Richard “Dick” Saslaw and other Virginia officials a chance to…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

October 17, 2018

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Strategic Plan Goals and Resources Panel
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Strategic Plan Goals and Resources Panel (GRP) will hold its first public meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center…

Housing Strategic Plan Phase II meeting postponed

September 18, 2018

Alert: Supervisor HudginsHousing Strategic Plan Phase II meeting on September 20 is postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Available for Public Comment: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for FY 2018

Available
August 31, 2018

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The FY 2018 CAPER evaluates the county’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds for the period from July 1, 2017, through…

Approximately $2.1 Million Available in RFP for CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing Projects – Applications Due September 28

July 27, 2018

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces the availability of funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop or rehabilitate affordable housing. Preference will be given to projects that include preservation and acquisition of…

Notice of Public Hearing - Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Notice
March 21, 2018

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on April 4, 2018, on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2019. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section 36-19.2(B) of the Code of Virginia. The FCRHA meeting and public hearing…

Public Hearing on Proposed One-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Public
March 10, 2018

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia, on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2019 (Proposed Action Plan).

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires…

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice
March 1, 2018

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…

Board Approves Housing Authority Financing to Develop Affordable Housing in Huntington Area

February 27, 2018

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to make loans totaling $7.4 million to Wesley Housing Development Corporation (WHDC) for the…

A RAD-ical Change for Affordable Housing in Fairfax County

November 14, 2017

Over 1,000 Public Housing Units Converted under HUD’s “RAD” Program

On October 31, 2017, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) made a transformative change in the way it delivers affordable housing to families with lower incomes. The Authority converted its entire portfolio of 1,060 units to project-based vouchers under the U.S. Department of Housing…

A RAD-ical Change for Affordable Housing in Fairfax County

November 14, 2017

Over 1,000 Public Housing Units Converted under HUD’s “RAD” Program

On October 31, 2017, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) made a transformative change in the way it delivers affordable housing to families with lower incomes. The Authority converted its entire portfolio of 1,060 units to project-based vouchers under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

Changes in Housing Choice Voucher Program

Changes
November 2, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) approved changes to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program that will impact most participants. These changes are an effort to ensure that as federal funding decreases and rental prices increase, we continue to serve all families currently receiving HCV assistance.

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Residences at Government Center Nationally Recognized for Public-Private Partnership Innovation

Residences
October 11, 2017


The Residences at Government Center, a 270-unit workforce housing community located on the Fairfax County Government Center campus, is receiving national recognition. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) has selected the community for the 2017 Outstanding Project Innovation Award. This award highlights public and private sector organizations that have…

Notice: Temporary Suspension of FCRP Application Process

Notice:
October 6, 2017

In an effort to provide better customer service to our residents, on October 6, 2017, we will temporarily suspend the FCRPProgram application process to purge and update the current waiting list. We will update the website when the application process reopens.

Note:Third party managed properties are not impacted by this suspension. These properties include Cresent Apartments…

Notice: Temporary Suspension of FCRP Application Process

Notice:
October 2, 2017

In an effort to provide better customer service to our residents, on October 6, 2017, we will temporarily suspend the FCRPProgram application process to purge and update the current waiting list. We will update the website when the application process reopens.

Note:Third party managed properties are not impacted by this suspension. These properties include Cresent Apartments (Reston),…

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