Housing and Community Development - Public Affairs

703-246-5100 TTY 711
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Allyson Pearce
Manager, Marketing and Community Outreach

Housing News

Are you Looking for the latest housing news in Fairfax County?

  • Take a look at our latest headlines below. 
  • Follow us on Facebook @fairfaxcountyhousing.
  • Get additional news from the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority at www.fcrha.org

 

Select Affordable Housing Waitlist Applications to Open April 29

April 15, 2024

Those interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists can do so beginning Monday, April 29, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. for select properties:

Family Units:

Briarcliff Townhomes: Four-bedroom homes, located at 7522 Broadway Drive, Falls Church VA, 22042

Senior Units (Head of households 62+ years of age)

Coppermine…

“We are unlocking potential”

April 3, 2024

Good Shepherd Housing on how federal CDBG funds are positively impacting lives in Fairfax County

Lived Experience, Partnership and Creativity: Three Themes at the Fairfax County Housing Symposium

March 8, 2024

Wednesday, March 6, at George Mason University, over 200 affordable housing professionals, students, community members and others gathered to discuss the issues, innovations, and the future of affordable housing in Fairfax County. The 2024 Fairfax County Housing Symposium, was hosted by the Fairfax County…

Fairfax County Affordable Housing Programs Center on a Common Mission, Vision, and Values

February 29, 2024

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development recently unveiled its new mission, vision and values to reflect the role of affordable housing in Fairfax County.

“The time is right for us to re-center on a common mission, vision and values,” said Tom Fleetwood, Director, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. “The reality is these are…

Public Comment Opportunity: Draft FY 2025 One-Year Action Plan

February 7, 2024

Fairfax County anticipates receiving an estimated $8.6 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in FY 2025 to support housing, human services, and community development priorities. The County is seeking community feedback on proposed priorities, strategies, goals and activities to guide the investment of these funds.

The Draft One-Year Action…

Opportunity for Public Input: Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Sales Pricing

February 6, 2024

What is your feedback on revised WDU sales prices?

Background:The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established a Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) For-Sale Policy Task Force to evaluate the WDU for-sale program. In October of 2023, the Task Force reached consensus on several recommended changes including revisions to the initial WDU sales prices.

Public…

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Further County’s Preservation Goals

January 23, 2024

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) are seeking qualified housing providers and development firms to join the Preservation Partner Pool for 2024. The Pool will be utilized for potential collaborations to further the County’s affordable housing preservation goal of no net loss of affordable…

Fairfax County to Conduct Annual Homelessness Count on January 24, 2024

January 22, 2024

Fairfax County, along with the greater Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virgina region, will conduct a “Point-In-Time” count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, beginning in the evening on January 24, 2024, and continuing through the morning of January 25. This highly coordinated effort provides critical data on the numbers of Fairfax County residents living in…

Registration Open for the Housing Symposium

January 22, 2024

March 6 Event Brings Together Affordable Housing Leaders

Registration is now open for the Fairfax County Housing Symposium. Community members, industry professionals, affordable housing users, and others working toward the…

Fairfax County to Host Annual Housing Symposium March 6, 2024 – Save the Date

January 12, 2024

Housing professionals, developers, advocates, and others interested in Fairfax County’s affordable housing industry are invited to join the Fairfax County Housing Symposium, taking place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at George Mason University in Fairfax.

The day-long event will feature elected leaders, industry professionals, policy experts, affordable housing users, and others who…

Affordable Housing to Accept Waitlist Applications from Older Adults November 13-19, 2023

November 6, 2023

Older adults interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists will have the opportunity to do November 13-19, 2023 for select properties in the county:

The Fallstead: One-bedroom apartments for older adults…

Your Input is Needed to Inform the Future of Affordable Housing and Human Services in Fairfax County

September 15, 2023

Fairfax County, we need your help identifying housing and human services needs, today and in the future.

The Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) invites you to participate, either in-person or virtually, in a public hearing on October 10, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County…

Waitlist Applications Now Open for Select Affordable Housing Properties in Fairfax County

September 11, 2023

Individuals interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists have the opportunity to do so September 11, 2023 through Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., for select properties in the county:

The Arden:…

County Heat Plan Activated Wednesday, Sept. 6

September 6, 2023

Fairfax County Government activated its Heat Plan today:

3 emergency shelters for single adults will activate day and night overflow shelter capacity. Unsheltered…

County Heat Plan Activated for Tuesday, Sept. 5

September 5, 2023

Fairfax County Government activated its Heat Plan today:

3 emergency shelters for single adults will activate day and night overflow shelter capacity. Unsheltered…

$31.9 Million Now Available for Affordable Housing Development and Preservation Projects in Fairfax County

September 1, 2023

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has issued a request for proposals for affordable housing with a notice of more than $31.9 million in local funding available for affordable housing projects. The FCRHA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and acts as Fairfax County’s local financing agency. As such, the FCRHA can provide a vehicle for private…

County Releases Draft FY 2023 CAPER Report; Seeks Public Comments

August 23, 2023

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has prepared a draft of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Each year, the report provides an evaluation of Fairfax County’s use of federal funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Emergency Solutions Grants programs. These federal programs…

Request for Proposals: Approximately $357,000 Available to Acquire, Develop and Rehabilitate Housing

August 8, 2023

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the availability of an estimated $357,000 in funding under the federal HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop, and rehabilitate affordable rental housing to further advance the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ goal of…

Fairfax County Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Residences at North Hill

June 16, 2023

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Pennrose, Community Housing Partners, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and partners celebrated the grand opening of the Residences at North Hill on June 14, 2023. This new community includes 279 affordable homes, a 12+ acre public park, and a host of on-site amenities including a community room, fitness center,…

FCRHA Launches Scholarship Program

April 13, 2023

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is excited to announce the launch of a new scholarship opportunity for Fairfax County residents who live in housing supported by the FCRHA. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to individuals to attend an accredited postsecondary education institution for the upcoming 2023 academic year. This…

Fairfax County Celebrates the Impact of Federal Housing Funds During Community Development Week 2023

April 10, 2023

On April 10th, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. House of Representatives, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority joined in a celebration of National Community Development Week. The event featured a tour of two Fairfax County properties, The Residences at North Hill and Mondloch Place,…

2023 Fairfax County Housing Symposium Highlights the Ongoing Advancement of Affordable Housing

March 21, 2023

The 2023 Fairfax County Housing Symposium, held on March 15th at the George Mason University Fairfax Campus, brought together leaders to discuss the importance of affordable housing. The theme of this year’s event, Innovate to Accelerate, echoed throughout the day as elected leaders, industry professionals, policy experts, and housing advocates engaged in conversations about advancing the role…

Public Comment Opportunity: Amendment to One-Year Action Plan to Include Proposed HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation Plan

February 17, 2023

Available for Public Comment

Fairfax County received an award of $7.88 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address homelessness assistance and supportive services. In order to put those funds to use, the County is opening a period of public comment – beginning at 8 a.m.…

Community Input Sought on the County's Plans for Spending Federal Housing Funds

February 16, 2023

Fairfax County is seeking public and stakeholder comments on proposed priorities and activities contained in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2024 1-Year Action Plan which identify the County’s housing and community development goals, and guide the spending of federal funds to address critical community needs.

Community Engagement Period...

Regional Fair Housing Plan Released – We Want to Hear from You!

February 3, 2023

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has released a Regional Fair Housing Plan to help shape the future of housing in the region. The plan identifies actions, both for Fairfax County and the Washington, D.C. region to:

Increase access to housing,

Increase access to all neighborhoods,

Increase fair housing…

FCRHA Approves Financing Affordable Housing for the Residences at Government Center II

January 25, 2023

At the January 19th meeting of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Commissioners approved up to $14 million to finance Phase 1 of the Residences at Government Center II, a new 279-unit development of affordable housing in the Braddock District. Subject to approval by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the financing plan will utilize a mixture of funding sources…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Releases FY 2022 Annual Report

January 25, 2023

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report, highlighting the achievements accomplished over the year. The report includes feature articles highlighting the value of rental assistance and homeownership opportunities to individuals and families living in our communities. The report also highlights the extraordinary efforts throughout the…

Fairfax County Celebrates the Opening of the Arden – A Transit-Oriented, Multifamily, Mixed-Use Affordable Community

January 18, 2023

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Wesley Housing, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and project partners gathered on January 13, 2023 to celebrate the grand opening of The Arden. This new 126-unit community, owned and operated by Wesley Housing, will serve families with household incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), with the…

We seek your Input! Proposed HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation Plan

January 18, 2023

Available for Public Comment

The Fairfax County Proposed HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is now available online for public comment. Fairfax County received an award of $7.88 million in HOME-ARP funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address homelessness assistance and supportive services. The County developed a Proposed HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and is seeking…

The FCRHA Welcomes Public Input on the Draft Fiscal Year 2024 Moving to Work Plan

January 12, 2023

In 2013, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was 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 in creating and administering housing programs that work best for their local communities. The FCRHA uses the flexibility of the…

Public Hearing Opportunity to Provide Input for HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

December 19, 2022

Fairfax County invites you to participate in a virtual public hearing being convened by the Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) on January 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. to receive public comment and input as the County is developing its HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation plan. To attend this public hearing, follow the Microsoft Teams…

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Further County’s Preservation Goals

December 1, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) are seeking qualified housing providers and development firms for potential collaborations to further the County’s affordable housing preservation goal of no net loss of affordable units.

Housing providers are asked to respond to this Request for…

APAH Breaks Ground on New, Affordable Apartments for Senior Residents in the Braddock District

November 22, 2022

Arlington, VA (November 22, 2022) –On Friday, November 18, APAH began construction on a new, affordable apartment community for older adults in the highly cost-burdened Fairfax/Fairfax City area. The project, yet to be formally named but nicknamed Braddock Senior, will create 80 apartments to serve independent older adults ages 62 and above with household…

Apply Today: Affordable Single-Occupancy Housing at Coan Pond Residences

November 16, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is now accepting applications for single-occupancy affordable housing at Coan Pond Residences. This is a perfect opportunity for working single adults to enjoy comfortable, affordable accommodations without the commitment of a long-term lease or the financial hardship of a large security deposit.

Coan Pond Residences is…

Growing Research Finds Affordable Housing Development Adds Value to Communities, Neighboring Properties

November 14, 2022

Fairfax County, like most communities across the nation, is taking urgent steps to address a shortage of affordable housing for individuals and families earning low and moderate income. Within the past four years, Fairfax County has quickly risen to be a leading producer of affordable housing in the Washington, D.C. area with a pipeline of more than 3,000 units of committed affordable housing…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter - November 2022

November 3, 2022

NOVEMBER 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Fairfax County’s Innovative Approach to Affordable Housing Delivers More Units Faster with Deeper Affordability

October 27, 2022

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a Workforce Dwelling Unit Swap Agreement and rezoning measure that will deliver more affordable housing, faster and with deeper affordability to the Providence District. This unique approach for the project known as Somos at McLean Metro (Somos) continues Fairfax County’s innovative and creative approach to delivering well-integrated…

Proposed Bowman Towne Court Redevelopment Enters New Phase of Planning with Extensive Community Outreach

October 20, 2022

At their October 20 meeting, the commissioners of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) voted to approve an Interim Agreement with developer, Foulger-Pratt, for the proposed redevelopment of the Bowman Towne Court…

FCRHA to Issue Supplemental Bonds to Deliver Affordable Housing in Herndon

October 13, 2022

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCHRA) to issue tax-exempt revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $3 million to provide supplemental financing…

Fairfax County Celebrates the Grand Opening of Reston’s New Lake Anne House

October 3, 2022

An innovative development approach led to the creation of 240 modern, affordable apartments
for low-income seniors in Fairfax…

FCRHA Receives National Recognition for Creative Efforts to Close the Housing Gap

September 28, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and Fairfax County were recently featured in the August edition of The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, highlighting their collective and unprecedented work in developing public-private partnerships to more effectively deliver affordable housing. The article, “Private Capital from Tech Industry Titans Seeks to Close Affordability…

Manufactured Housing Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

September 27, 2022

On September 19, the Fairfax County Manufactured Housing Task Force delivered its recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the preservation of the county’s approximately 1,750 manufactured homes as well as tools and strategies to address the unique needs and challenges facing the community owners and families who live there.

Fairfax County is home to eight…

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, Fairfax County Announce Allocation of Additional Rental Assistance Resources

September 27, 2022

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, visited Fairfax County to announce the most expansive allocation of flexible rental assistance in 20 years with the award of more than 19,000 new Housing Choice Vouchers to almost 2,000 public housing authorities…

FCRHA Issues Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds to Finance Senior Housing in the Braddock District

September 20, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) recently issued tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds in the amount of $8,000,000 to help support the development of 80 units of affordable housing for older adults in the Braddock District. The project will deliver a significant number of affordable independent living options for older adults in the highly…

FCRHA Kicks Off Public Engagement for Potential Affordable Housing in Reston

September 16, 2022

On Thursday, September 15, the public hearing held by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was a critical first step in an extensive community engagement effort to consider the addition of up to 350 units of affordable housing and a new…

Notice of Public Hearing: Bowman Towne Court Interim Agreement

August 31, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on September 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing is on the proposed Interim Agreement with Foulger-Pratt, LLC for the development of a property in the Hunter Mill District at the intersection of Bowman Towne Drive and Town Center Parkway, having Fairfax County Tax Map Numbers 0171-01-0003E and…

Fairfax County Releases Draft FY 2022 CAPER Report; Public Comments Welcome

August 24, 2022

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has prepared a draft of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Each year, the report provides an evaluation of Fairfax County’s use of federal funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Emergency Solutions Grants programs. These federal programs…

Two Fairfax County Affordable Housing Projects Receive State Funding

August 16, 2022

Just weeks ago, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced more than $27 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans to create and preserve affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The loans, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, are funded by three main sources: the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the federal National Housing…

County Supervisors Approve Funds for Affordable Housing in Tysons

August 5, 2022

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have approved $33.3 million to acquire approximately four acres on Old Meadow Road, in Fairfax County’s Tysons Urban Center, and support the development of approximately 450 units of affordable housing by SCG Development Partners, LLC (SCG). The financing will be administered by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), which…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter - August 2022

August 5, 2022

AUGUST2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

County Supervisors Approve $15 Million to Preserve Affordable Housing in Reston

August 4, 2022

At their meeting on August 2, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 million Housing Blueprint loan to a joint venture of AHC Inc. and Insight Property Group for the acquisition of Colvin Woods Apartments in Reston. This preservation of more than 250 affordable apartments is a significant accomplishment in moving to preserve the nearly 9,000 market affordable units in…

FCRHA Commissioners Re-Elect Officers

July 29, 2022

On July 21, 2022, the commissioners of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority re-elected C. Melissa McKenna (Dranesville District) and Lenore Stanton (Sully District) to serve as Chairman and Vice Chair of the Redevelopment and Housing Authority, respectively. The FCRHA is a separate political body from Fairfax County Government and is charged with affordable housing development…

New Job Opportunities: Join the HCD Team!

July 20, 2022

Are you seeking a fulfilling career that will provide homes and life-changing services for individuals, families, and communities? If so, a career with the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is an excellent place to start!

Having a place to call home is the foundation for individual and family development and growth in every aspect of our lives –…

Now Leasing: New Affordable Housing Opportunities at The Arden

July 15, 2022

The Arden—a 126-unit affordable housing community developed, owned, and operated by Wesley Housing—is nearing completion and leasing activities have just begun! Apartment homes at The Arden will be available for applicants earning between 40 and 80 percent of the Area Median Income.

...

Request For Proposals: $51.9 Million in Available Funding for Affordable Housing

July 1, 2022

In conjunction with the beginning of the 2023 fiscal year, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has issued a request for proposals for affordable housing with a notice of more than $51.9 million in local funding available for affordable housing projects. The FCRHA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and acts as Fairfax County’s local…

Proposals Requested: $2 Million in Federal Grant Funding Available for Affordable Housing

July 1, 2022

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the availability of an estimated $2million in funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop, and rehabilitate affordable rental housing to further advance the Fairfax CountyBoard of…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter - July 2022

July 1, 2022

JULY 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter - June 2022

June 9, 2022

JUNE2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations…

Affordable Rental Housing: Potential Vacancies in McLean, Vienna, Herndon, Tysons

June 7, 2022

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has received notification from the following privately owned rental communities regarding potential vacancies at committed affordable units within their community (income eligibility and other stipulations may apply). Please note that units within each property may be targeted to various household income tiers – based on Area…

Affordable Connectivity Program Can Lower Internet Service Costs and Help Purchase Internet-Connected Device

June 2, 2022


The battle of making housing more affordable is more than just focusing on the rent. It includes identifying and connecting residents to resources and programs that can help bring down ancillary housing costs as well – such as the electric bill, water bill, and, in this case, the phone/internet bill.

The Affordable…

Homelessness in Fairfax County is Down 3% According to 2022 Point-in-Time Count

May 31, 2022

On the evening of January 26, 2022, Fairfax County and a host of nonprofit partners conducted the annual Point-in-Time Count of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the county. The 2022 count recorded a three percent decrease of individuals identified as experiencing homelessness and notable improvements in several areas.

The annual Point-in-Time Count includes individuals…

Fairfax County Housing Director Receives Award for Public Service

May 27, 2022


On May 26, Leadership Fairfax presented its 2022 Katherine K. Hanley Award for Public Service to Tom Fleetwood, Director of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The award recognizes individuals who have left an indelible mark on Fairfax County through public services as an employee or volunteer.

Fleetwood, joined by his family and…

Fairfax County Awarded $6 Million to Assist First-Time Homebuyers

May 19, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has been awarded an additional allocation of $6 million in funding to help qualified first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Fairfax County. The funding, set aside by Virginia Housing through the Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities (SPARC) program, can be used to buy down the interest rate by 1% for first-time…

Privately Owned Affordable Rental Housing Available in Herndon, Reston, and Tysons

May 18, 2022

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has received notification from the following privately owned rental communities regarding potential vacancies at committed affordable units within their community (income eligibility and other stipulations may apply). Please note that units within each property may be targeted to various household income tiers – based on Area…

HUD Announces Award of $8.9 Million in Federal Funding to Fairfax County

May 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the award of $8.9 million in federal funding to Fairfax County to support the development and preservation of affordable housing as well as supportive programs and services to help individuals obtain housing and remain housed. The announced funding is provided through three separate programs:

$5.9 million from…

FCRHA, Fairfax County Celebrate New Community Center in Lee District

May 11, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) recently joined Fairfax County leaders and community members to celebrate the opening of the Community Center in Lee District. The days’ festivities highlighted a dynamic hub of activity with programs, services, and opportunities for recreation, technology literacy, and workforce development.

“We are so proud to have…

Fairfax County Recognized at Regional Housing Leaders Awards Ceremony

May 11, 2022

The Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance recognized Fairfax County at their annual Housing Leaders Awards Ceremony for “their public land policy for affordable housing.” The award, accepted by Supervisor John Foust, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Housing Committee, was presented at their annual ceremony in Tysons just days after the county’s announcement of a new partnership…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

May 5, 2022

MAY 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations…

Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Draft 2023 Moving to Work Plan

May 4, 2022

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…

Amazon Funding Creates Pathway for More Affordable Housing and Community Center in Tysons Development

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022 – Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Amazon, APAH and Virginia Housing joined to announce the commitment of $55 million from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund to support…

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Proclaims April 11-15 “Community Development Week”

April 12, 2022

This morning, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the week of April 11 – 15 as “Community Development Week” as a means of highlighting the impact that federal housing funds have in Fairfax County – from acquiring, developing, rehabilitating, and preserving affordable housing opportunities to providing supportive services to our areas most vulnerable…

National Community Development Week Spotlights Impact of Federal Housing Funds in Fairfax County

April 11, 2022

National Community Development Week 2022 (April 11 - 15) provides an opportunity to reflect on the value federal community development funds bring to communities throughout Fairfax County. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)andHOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) – funded through…

Housing Symposium Snippet: Innovation, Creative Approaches Fuel Advancements in Affordable Housing

April 4, 2022

“We can’t continue to do things as we’ve been doing them and still meet our goals. Fortunately, a lot of innovative activities have been focused on meeting our housing shortages, including innovations related to housing policies, design, land use, building technologies, and energy efficiencies.”
- Barbara Byron, Director, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development...

April is National Fair Housing Month!

April 1, 2022

April 2022 marks the 54th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The bill, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson made it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status. Over the years, there have been additional updates and protections added at both the federal and state level to further enhance everyone’s right…

Housing Symposium Snippet: Getting to Homeownership is Major Step in Building Wealth

April 1, 2022

“The median wealth of homeowners is 40 times higher than that of renters. During the pandemic, homeowners have seen their wealth soar as home equity grew by 42 percent. The average white family has eight times the wealth of the average black family and five times the average wealth of the Hispanic family. A primary reason for this racial wealth gap is due to the disparity in homeownership…

Request for Competing Proposals Issued for Affordable Housing Redevelopment at Reston Town Center

March 31, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has received an unsolicited proposal under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) for the redevelopment property located at the intersection of Bowman Towne Drive and Town Center Parkway in the Hunter Mill District. In accordance with FCRHA procedures and the provisions of the PPEA, the FCRHA…

Housing Symposium Snippet: Affordable Housing is Essential for Achieving Equity, Individual Economic Growth

March 30, 2022

“We need to be able to find diverse tools as we redevelop to ensure that we're including both housing for our workforce and that we have senior affordable housing. We need to ensure that there is adequate amounts and continued growth in our affordable and diverse housing types.”
- Supervisor Dalia Palchik,Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Providence District...

Housing Symposium Snippet: Local, National Leaders and Partners Reaffirm Commitment to Affordable Housing in Fairfax

March 28, 2022

“There are 70,000 new vouchers throughout the country … and there is $5 billion in new HOME Funds. House America is a challenge to localities across the country that we are going to get these resources out there in a way that is outcome-focused in an urgent fashion.”
- Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
“Between…

Calling all Housing Professionals: The Time is NOW!

March 24, 2022

Fairfax County is reaching new heights when it comes to affordable housing. With a major infusion of new investments (nearly $100 million in the last fiscal year) and the rapid advancement of new development and preservation projects and initiatives, NOW is the opportune moment to be a part of something special and to continue your “groundbreaking” career with Fairfax County housing.

...

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Doubles Affordable Housing Production Goal

March 24, 2022

Early Successes, Large Project Pipeline Spur Progress

On March 22, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors officially raised the bar for affordable housing by announcing they were doubling their goal from producing a minimum of 5,000 units by 2034 to creating 10,000 net new units affordable to households earning up to 60 percent area median…

Fairfax County Receives $10 Million from HUD to Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

March 22, 2022

On March 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $2.6 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards for several thousand homeless housing and service programs across the United States. The funding included $10 million going to the Fairfax…

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Interim Agreement for Residences II Affordable Housing Development

March 16, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on March 31, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing is on the proposed Interim Agreement with LACM VA, LLC, a subsidiary of Lincoln Avenue Capital (LAC), for the development of a 4.532-acre property at the intersection of Government Center Parkway and Post Forest Drive, near the Fairfax County Government…

FCRHA Highlighted by Affordable Housing News Magazine

March 11, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was among a select handful of housing authorities from across the country to be interviewed by writers from the Affordable Housing News magazine for a special feature in their recently released Winter 2021 edition.

“Over the course of…

Kickstart a Career in Health Care with “Avenues to Career Training” Program

March 11, 2022

Are you looking to begin a career in the healthcare industry?

Perhaps you are looking to change the path of your current career?

Avenues to Career Training (ACT) is a free eight-week training program to assist eligible participants with developing foundational skills and knowledge needed for medical certification programs…

Notice of Public Hearing - FY 2023 Proposed FCRHA Budget

March 8, 2022

Thursday, March 31
7 p.m.

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget and on the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2023. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section…

National, Local Leaders and Housing Experts to Discuss Innovation, Equity, and Economic Mobility at Annual Symposium

March 4, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is gearing up for another power-packed event at its annual Housing Symposium. The FCRHA, in partnership with Fairfax County Government and the George Mason University School of Business, has organized an event that will feature national and local leaders, housing industry experts, advocates, and more to discuss several key topics…

Privately Owned Affordable Rental Housing Available

March 3, 2022

Fairfax County is home to thousands of “committed affordable” rental housing options owned by private landlords which are not administered or operated by the county. Many of these properties are delivered through the Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) and Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) programs. These programs encourage the inclusion of affordable units within new market-rate developments all over…

FCRHA Adopts FY 2023 Strategic Plan

March 3, 2022

At its meeting on Feb. 24, 2022, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) adopted its Fiscal Year 2023 Strategic Plan. The plan sets and outlines a path for achieving the FCRHA’s goals and vision for housing, while working within available resources. The plan will be effective July 1,…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

March 2, 2022

MARCH2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Public Comments Welcome on the County's Plans for Spending Federal Housing Funds

February 9, 2022

Fairfax County is seeking public and stakeholder comments on proposed priorities and activities contained in the FY 2023 1-Year Action Plan which identify the County’s housing and community development goals, and guide the spending of federal funds to address critical community needs.

Community Engagement Period
February 9, 2022 until March 22,…

Request for Proposals Issued for the Redevelopment of the Franconia Governmental Center

February 9, 2022

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Franconia Governmental Center located at 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia (Lee District). The 3.26-acre property ...

Public Comments Welcome on the County's Plans for Spending Federal Housing Funds - Cloned

February 9, 2022

Fairfax County is seeking public and stakeholder comments on proposed priorities and activities contained in the FY 2023 1-Year Action Plan which identify the County’s housing and community development goals, and guide the spending of federal funds to address critical community needs.

Community Engagement Period
February 9, 2022 until March 22,…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

February 7, 2022

FEBRUARY 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Home Repair for the Elderly Program Provides Free Home Repairs for Older and Disabled Residents

February 3, 2022

Great things come in small packages, and there is perhaps no better example of that than the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Home Repair for the Elderly Program (HREP). HREP provides minor home repairs and/or accessibility modifications to eligible low- and moderate-income seniors and…

Fairfax County Breaks Ground on Historic Affordable Housing Development at One University

January 28, 2022

Fairfax County, SCG Development, and a host of partners and community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the county’s One University affordable housing and student housing development. In addition to quintupling the number of affordable housing units available on the 10.8-acre site, the project marks a historic milestone as the first federally subsidized property under the…

Fairfax County Approves Funding to Support Development of 175 Affordable Homes at Dominion Square

January 25, 2022

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a little more than $33 million in financing support for the development of 175 affordable homes – to be known as Dominion Square West. The development is the first step of a two-phase plan to bring affordable housing and needed community amenities to the Tysons area. Coupled with an additional $10 million from the Fairfax County Redevelopment…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fairfax County to Host Groundbreaking for Historic Affordable Housing Community at One University

January 24, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fairfax County to Host Groundbreaking for Historic Affordable Housing Community at One University

Contact: Ben Boxer (703-246-5092)

Fairfax, VA (January 23, 2022) – The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), in partnership with SCG Development, announce the…

3rd Annual Housing Symposium to Highlight Role of Housing in Economic Recovery, Growth, and Opportunity

January 20, 2022

Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, in partnership with the George Mason School of Business, is planning the third annual Fairfax County Housing Symposium for Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Affordable Housing: A…

Regional Fair Housing Survey Seeks to Understand Residents’ Experiences in Finding Housing

January 4, 2022

Fairfax County, in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is one of eight local jurisdictions participating in a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The group has launched aRegional Fair Housing Survey to gather information from residents pertaining to…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

January 3, 2022

JANUARY 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing equitable paths…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter - Cloned

January 3, 2022

JANUARY 2022

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing equitable paths…

From the Ground Up: Affordable Housing at North Hill is Coming Along Nicely

December 29, 2021

In August of 2020, the community came together for a combined in-person/virtual ceremony commemorating the beginning of construction for one of Fairfax County’s most anticipated affordable housing developments along the Richmond Highway Corridor – The Residences at North…

The Longest Night: A Time to Remember Those Experiencing Homelessness

December 21, 2021

Welcome to the Winter Solstice 2021. While the night of December 21 is the longest night of the year, the day is nationally recognized in remembrance for the thousands of Americans experiencing homelessness and for strengthening our resolve to becoming a community where everyone who needs a place to call home can have a place to call home.

“At this time of year, one of the most…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Releases FY 2021 Annual Report

December 17, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report, highlighting many significant milestone achievements through the adversity of the pandemic.

In a joint statement, FCRHA Chairman Melissa McKenna and Tom Fleetwood, Director of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development shared the following:

“As…

Financial Closing for “One University” Development Marks Historic Achievement for Federally Subsidized Affordable Housing Communities Nationwide

December 16, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has completed the financial closing for the much anticipated One University development project – clearing the way for construction to begin on Fairfax County’s latest affordable housing community.

The project also marks a historical milestone in becoming the first Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) converted property…

Free Training Program Offers Avenues to Careers in Healthcare

December 8, 2021

Are you looking to begin a career in the healthcare industry?
Perhaps you are looking to change the path of your current career?

Avenues to Career Training (ACT) is a free eight-week training program to assist eligible participants to develop foundational skills and knowledge needed for medical certification…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

December 3, 2021

DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Have You Considered Homeownership for the Holidays?

November 24, 2021

Are you earning too much to participate in First-time Homebuyers programs, and too little to effectively afford market-rate homes for sale in Fairfax County? If so, allow us to introduce the Workforce Dwelling Unit Homebuyer Program (WDU Homebuyer Program)!

Similar to…

Fairfax County Hypothermia Shelters Open December 1

November 10, 2021

For more than 15 years, the Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program has prevented death and serious injuries among Fairfax County’s most vulnerable residents by ensuring that no one must sleep outside during the winter months. As overnight temperatures begin their descent into the winter months, hypothermia shelters are preparing for the 2021-2022 program season – beginning December 1,…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

November 3, 2021

NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Fairfax County and Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Break Ground on Senior Apartment Community in Lee District

October 22, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021—Fairfax County leaders joined the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) and a host of project partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Oakwood Senior Residences in Lee District. APAH was selected to be the developer of the project, which will be constructed on a 6.2-acre site owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA),…

Fairfax County to Host Fair Housing Public Forum October 28

October 19, 2021

Fairfax County, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is one of eight local jurisdictions participating in a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. As part of that process, the county will host a public forum to discuss and receive feedback on a variety of issues pertaining to the development of the Regional Fair Housing…

Fairfax County Celebrates Affordable Housing with an “Ovation”

October 15, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021—Fairfax County officials joined the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, SCG Development, and others to officially celebrate the construction of a 274-unit affordable housing community in the Herndon/Reston area. Work on The Ovation – a residential component of the mixed-use Arrowbrook Center – was begun in early 2021 where such a celebration was inadvisable due…

Financing Closed on Affordable Senior Housing Community; Construction Set to Begin

October 14, 2021

Fairfax County and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) have announced that financing has closed for the development of the Oakwood Residences – a 150-unit apartment community serving low- and moderate-income adults ages 62 and above. The development will be constructed, owned, and operated by APAH on a 6.2-acre site owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing…

Notice of Public Hearing for Development of Affordable Housing in Sully District

October 7, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on October 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing is on the proposed Interim Agreement with Cornerstones Housing Corporation for the development of a property at the intersection of West Ox Road and US Route 50, having Fairfax County Tax Map Numbers 46-3 ((1)), parcels 9B and 8, and being called Fair…

County Seeks Feedback on Housing Performance and Needs at Public Hearing

September 30, 2021

FAIRFAX COUNTY CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY FUNDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

To ensure health and safety, this meeting will be held electronically due to the COVID pandemic. To attend this on-line hearing,…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Earns Nationwide Honor for Community Development Initiative in Lee District

September 23, 2021

The National Association for County, Community, and Economic Development (NACCED) has awarded the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) with its 2021 Community Development Award of Excellence for the acquisition and initial renovation of the soon to be renamed ...

HUD Approves Fairfax County’s FY 2022 Moving to Work Plan

September 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has accepted and approved the Moving to Work Plan submitted by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) for fiscal year 2022. HUD’s Moving to Work program was established in 1996 to allow designated public housing authorities to design and test innovative, locally targeted housing and self-sufficiency strategies…

Next Virtual First-Time Homebuyers Orientation Set for September 21 at 7 p.m.

September 14, 2021

Fairfax County’s First-Time Homebuyers (FTHB) Program offers homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families purchasing homes in Fairfax County. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of townhouses and condominiums in locations all over the county have been sold at below-market prices…

Deadline Extended: Proposals Requesting Amazon Impact REACH Funds Due Sept. 17

Renovations Give Affordable Housing Community New Lease on Life

September 9, 2021

For decades the Murraygate Village Apartments has been a cornerstone for affordable housing community along the historic Richmond Highway Corridor and has provided homes to thousands of low- and middle-income individuals and families over the years. On Sept. 2, 2021, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors celebrated the…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

September 9, 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Available for Public Comment: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for FY 2021

September 3, 2021

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The FY 2021 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, 2020, through…

Dollars and Dirt: Fairfax County’s Investment in Affordable Housing

August 31, 2021

In the article entitled “Building Immunity: How affordable housing funding was protected from the effects of Covid” the Washington Business Journal shared a regional view of what the area’s jurisdictions are doing to keep progress moving towards solving the region’s affordable housing challenges.

...

FCRHA Seeks to Enter PPEA Partnership for Multi-family Residential Community​

August 27, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has released a request for proposals to design, develop, construct, own, and operate, at no cost to the FCRHA, an affordable multi-family residential community pursuant to a long-term, nominal fee ground lease from the FCRHA. The residential facilities shall not exceed 275 affordable units for households with low to moderate…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Participates in Unique Analysis of Housing and Health

August 23, 2021

As the preeminent provider of affordable housing in Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) strongly believes in the importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing and the impact it has on the lives of individuals across the income spectrum. It serves as a critical foundation for achieving successful outcomes in all areas of individual, family, and…

Request for Proposals: Nearly $2.5M Available to Acquire, Develop and Rehabilitate Affordable Rental Housing

August 13, 2021

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the availability of nearly $2.5 million in funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop and rehabilitate affordable rental housing to further advance the Fairfax County’s Board of…

Eviction Moratorium Extended for Communities with High Levels of Transmission

August 10, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an extension for its eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021. The extension is more limited in that it applies to localities with “high” or “substantial” levels of transmission of COVID-19. Given the new requirements, this moratorium is in effect in Fairfax County. According to CDC’s ...

$10 Million Awarded to Support Fairfax County First-time Homebuyers

August 9, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was recently awarded an allocation of $10 million in funding to help qualified first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Fairfax County. The funding, set aside by Virginia Housing through the Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities (SPARC) program, can be used to buy down the interest rate by 1% for first-time homebuyers…

Free Webinar Set for August 14: “Finding an Affordable Mortgage”

August 8, 2021

Are you ready to buy a home but are having trouble finding a mortgage that fits your income? If so, you will not want to miss this month’s webinar offered through the Northern Virginia Housing Expo titled “Hot Summer Mortgage Programs.”

Join John Melnick, a senior loan officer with Presidential Bank Mortgage, as he will walk home seekers through the advantages, requirements, and…

Learn About a Free Training Series to Prepare for Career in Healthcare

July 23, 2021

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry? The Avenues to Career Training program (ACT) offersa free 8-week training seriesto prepare participants to pursue a medical certification program and enter a career field with a strong labor market demand.

During the 8-week course, students will learn medical terminology, general healthcare knowledge, participate in…

Fairfax County Announces $18.7 Million Available for Affordable Housing with More Anticipated in FY 2022

July 19, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has announced the availability of local, state, and federal funds to support the development and preservation of affordable housing in Fairfax County. 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…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

July 2, 2021

JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Contribute Your Voice to the Regional Housing Equity Plan

June 29, 2021

Fairfax County Government and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority are joining with neighboring jurisdictions and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to identify racial inequities in housing through the creation of a Regional Housing Equity Plan (also known as an Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice) . To do this effectively, we need to…

Local Jurisdictions and Housing Authorities are Joining Forces to Create a Regional Housing Equity Plan

June 23, 2021

Where you live continues to have a significant impact on your life outcomes in the metropolitan Washington region. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, the region is coming together to collaborate on fair housing. Fairfax County Government and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority are joining with neighboring jurisdictions and the Metropolitan Washington Council of…

June is National Homeownership Month

June 16, 2021

Homeownership has long been considered a quintessential component of the “American Dream.” For many, owning a home provides stability, security, and a key investment towards building wealth for themselves and their posterity. In any case, the ability to live in a home that is affordable is an essential component towards achieving successful outcomes in nearly every aspect of our…

Request for Competing Proposals Issued for Affordable Housing in the Sully District

June 10, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has received an unsolicited proposal under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) for the development of its property located at the intersection of Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) and Fair Ridge Drive in the Sully District.

In accordance with FCRHA procedures and the…

Make Every Dollar Count with a Free Financial Coaching Session

June 9, 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 have many Fairfax County residents struggling through lean financial times. In the wake of lost employment, reduced hours, and any number of other circumstances, many low- and moderate-income residents are finding it hard to pay rent, buy food and other necessities, and generally make ends meet. For these households, a 45-minute session with a financial coach can do a…

Applications Now Being Accepted for Publicly Owned Housing – Apply Today!

June 7, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is now accepting new tenant applications for selection to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program waitlist. The RAD program, formerly known simply as “public housing,” provides 1,060 units of publicly owned housing to low-income households. Units include both single and multi-bedroom (up to four) townhouses, garden…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

June 4, 2021

JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Fairfax Supervisors Take Another Step to Bring Affordable Senior Housing to Lee District

May 26, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) in an amount not to exceed $20 million to help finance the development of 150 senior independent living apartments in the Lee District. These homes, known as the Oakwood Residences, will benefit…

Applications Will Be Accepted for Publicly Owned Affordable Housing Starting June 7

May 21, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will be accepting new tenant applications for selection to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program waitlist. Applications will be accepted online only beginning at 8 a.m. on June 7 and ending at 11:59 on June 13. There are no application fees and anyone may apply.

The RAD program provides 1,060 units of publicly…

Next Virtual First-Time Homebuyers Orientation Set for May 25 at 7 p.m.

May 19, 2021

Fairfax County’s First-Time Homebuyers (FTHB) Program offers homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families purchasing homes in Fairfax County. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of townhouses and condominiums in locations all over the county have been sold at below-market prices to qualified homebuyers through the FTHB program. For those seeking affordable homeownership…

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 17, 2021

On May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The EBB is designed to help households in need obtain a discount on monthly Internet access and on a computer or tablet. You can ...

Housing Achievements, Opportunities Highlighted at Joint Board/FCRHA Meeting

May 14, 2021

On May 11, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors met jointly with the Commissioners of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to discuss recent housing achievements facilitated through the partnership of the two organizations, and the opportunities to further progress towards achieving and surpassing the county’s affordable housing goals. The meeting comes at a…

Fairfax County Board Adopts 5-Year Consolidated Plan, FY 2022 Action Plan

May 6, 2021

On May 4, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the county’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 Action Plan which serves as a guide for allocating federal housing funds to address county priorities for housing, homelessness, community development, neighborhood preservation and…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

May 3, 2021

MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized…

Lee District Project Proves Housing Authority’s Work is Not Just Limited to Housing

April 28, 2021

In March 2020, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) made what some might call an out-of-character investment when it purchased the Mount Vernon Athletic Club. Afterall, it’s not “Housing” right?

“This project absolutely fits our mission,” stated FCHRA Chairman, Melissa McKenna. “We’re not just about building and preserving housing; we’re about developing…

One University Affordable Housing Community One Step Closer to Reality

April 14, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) in an amount not to exceed $20 million to help finance the development of 120 senior independent living apartments. The units, part of the One University development in the Braddock District, will…

Board of Supervisors Endorses Affordable Housing Preservation Recommendation

April 14, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors moved to adopt and take necessary actions to advance the recommendations presented by the Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force to the Board’s Housing Committee on April 6. Supervisors voted to include resource recommendations in FY 2023 budgetary guidance; to authorize an amendment to the Housing and Land Use Elements of the…

Fairfax County Authorizes $3 Million Loan for Affordable Housing Near Fort Belvoir

April 13, 2021

On April 13, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million Housing Blueprint loan to finance the acquisition of new affordable housing near Fort Belvoir in the Mount Vernon District. The action ratifies the authorization for the loan granted by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) at its March 18 meeting. Funds will be used to support the…

Task Force Presents Affordable Housing Preservation Strategies

April 6, 2021

Fairfax County is home to approximately 9,000 units of “market affordable” multifamily housing considered affordable to households earning 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) or below – about $75,000 or less per year for a family of four. With the continued affordability of these homes facing critical pressures from redevelopment, renovation and repositioning of older properties into…

Fairfax County Celebrates the Impact of Federal Housing Funds During Community Development Week 2021

April 5, 2021

National Community Development Week 2021 (April 5 - 9) provides an opportunity to reflect on the value federal community development funds bring to communities throughout Fairfax County. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)andHOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) – funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – provide essential funding utilized to support…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

April 1, 2021

APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Notice of Public Hearing - Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority FY 2022 Budget

March 23, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
5:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget and on the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2022. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section…

Ribbon Cutting on Willowood, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation’s Newly Renovated Home for Veteran

March 22, 2021

On March 9, HomeAid Northern Virginia and Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Willowood Lane, in Alexandria, VA, celebrating the recent completion of a renovation and expansion project which provides new life togrouphousing for veteransexperiencing homelessness. The project was made possible thanks to a large collaboration of contributors which included the…

Local Leaders, Experts Address Affordable Housing as a Practical Issue Affecting Everyone

March 17, 2021

March 11, 2021—The 2021 Fairfax County Housing Symposium, presented by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and the George Mason University School of Business, wasn’t so much about bricks and mortar as it was about reshaping the conversation of affordable housing as a fundamental component of every aspect of our lives and our communities.

“Securing…

Board of Supervisors Designates Government Land in Lee District for Potential Affordable Housing

March 12, 2021

At its March 9 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the transfer of ownership of the 3.25-acre Franconia Governmental Center site to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) for the potential development of affordable housing. With the operations and services of the Franconia Governmental Center slated to be relocated, the property provides an ideal…

Board Actions Advance Progress on Affordable Senior Housing Community in Springfield District

March 3, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors took two key actions to further the work on the development of 150 units of affordable senior housing. The Board approved a $4.45 million Housing Blueprint loan and a special exception to allow for the development of The Lodge at Autumn Willow in the Springfield District.

“The development of senior housing in Fairfax…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

March 1, 2021

MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing…

Board-Approved Amendment to WDU Policy Enhances Housing Affordability

February 24, 2021

Following a public hearing, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy (WDU Policy) contained in the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The policy amendment comes as the result of a two-year effort which included the formation of a multi-disciplinary ...

HUD Awards $9.5 Million for Homeless Assistance Programs in Fairfax County

February 17, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the award of $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. $9.5 million, representing a three percent increase in funding from the previous year, was awarded to continue the support of 20 projects in Fairfax County.

Locally, this funding is used to…

Community Input Sought on Amendments to the County’s Citizen Participation Plan

February 10, 2021

Each year, Fairfax County applies for federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support housing, community development to help meet the critical needs of our vulnerable neighbors across the county. Community engagement is a critical and mandatory part of the process ensuring the effective use of these funds in meeting the most critical housing, human…

Board of Supervisors Designates Government Center Parking Lots for Potential Affordable Housing

February 4, 2021

Transfer of Property to FCRHA a Critical Step Forward

At its January 26 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the transfer of ownership of a portion of its over 1300 space surface parking lot on the Government Center Campus to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) for the potential development of affordable housing. The site could…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

February 2, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Affordable Housing: Newly Renovated Apartments Available NOW at Murraygate Village

January 27, 2021


1- and 2-Bedroom Apartments Available for Immediate Move-in!
No Rent Payment until March 2021!

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development is now leasingnewly renovated, affordable apartmentsat Murraygate Village(7800 Belford Drive, Alexandria, Virginia). Considered among the most affordable homes in…

Next Virtual First-Time Homebuyers Orientation Set for January 26

January 22, 2021

Fairfax County’s First-Time Homebuyers (FTHB) Program offers homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families purchasing homes in Fairfax County. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of townhouses and condominiums in locations all over the county have been sold at below-market prices to qualified homebuyers through the FTHB program. For those seeking affordable homeownership…

Elevate the Affordable Housing Conversation in Fairfax County

January 19, 2021

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority and The George Mason University School of Business are partnering to host the 2021 Fairfax County Housing Symposium. The Housing Symposium will bring together local leaders, members of the business community, educators, healthcare professionals, housing industry and policy experts, advocates and neighbors as we elevate the conversation on…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

January 6, 2021

JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Notice of Public Hearing - Autumn Willow Comprehensive Agreement

December 30, 2020

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
5:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on January 13, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow for public input on the proposed Comprehensive Agreement with The Michaels Development Company I, LP for the development of the Autumn Willow…

Another New Affordable Housing Community in Fairfax County Moves Forward – The Ovation at Arrowbrook

December 22, 2020

Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), and SCG Development recently announced the closing on financing for the Ovation at Arrowbrook – a transit-oriented, mixed-use development which will add 274 affordable apartments in the Herndon/Reston area of the Dranesville District. The project has included a significant financial investment from the county in…

Learn About a Free Career Training Series to Prepare for Career in Healthcare

December 21, 2020

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry? The Avenues to Career Training program (ACT) offers a free 8-week training series to prepare participants to pursue a medical certification program and enter a career field with a strong labor market demand.

Through the 8-week course, students will learn medical terminology, general healthcare knowledge, computer…

Nearly $2.9 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to Acquire, Rehab Affordable Homes

December 18, 2020


In August, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a Request for Proposals to acquire, develop and rehabilitate affordable rental housing throughout Fairfax County. In the request, HCD cited the availability of nearly $2.9 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. At the Fairfax County…

FCRHA Recognizes Former Chairman, Elects Officers, Welcomes New Commissioners to the Ranks

December 17, 2020

FCRHA Recognizes Former Chairman Robert Schwaninger’s 14 Years of Service

At its December 17 meeting, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) recognized Robert Schwaninger for his 14 years of exceptional service and leadership as the Mason District Commissioner and as Chairman of the FCRHA. Schwaninger announced in the October meeting that…

Learn About Local COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs at Free NOVA Housing Expo Workshop

December 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every resident in Northern Virginia – but the most vulnerable of our neighbors have felt those impacts the harshest. Lost wages and lost jobs due to the pandemic have thousands of residents facing difficult decisions of how to make ends meet for their family and be able to pay their rent. For some these decisions have come down to whether they even have the…

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Releases FY 2020 Annual Report

December 8, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report, highlighting many significant milestone achievements amid one of the most challenging years in our lifetime.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all in so many ways, but the hardest hit among our neighbors are those who have the greatest need for assistive services in obtaining…

Two Additional Open Houses Scheduled to Discuss Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy Plan Amendment

December 3, 2020

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will be considering amendments to the Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Policy – a component of the County’s Comprehensive Plan which incentivizes housing development at a variety of affordability levels. Leading up to the Board of Supervisors public hearing in February 2021, county staff have hosted a number of virtual “Open House” meetings to go over the…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

December 1, 2020

DECEMBER2020 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Fairfax County Proposes Changes to WDU Policy Plan Amendment

November 19, 2020

On July 14, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to provide updates to the county's Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Policy. The Countywide and Tysons WDU Policies were designed as proffer-based incentives to encourage housing development at a variety of affordability levels in mixed-use activity centers. The WDU Policies…

Hypothermia Shelters to Open Doors Dec. 1; County Adapts Program to Account for COVID-19

November 18, 2020

As overnight temperatures begin their descent into the winter months, it is anticipated that more than one thousand unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness will be turning to Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Prevention Program for protection from the wintry cold. To ensure accommodations for expected guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairfax County has identified eight shelter locations…

Round 7: Funds Available to Affordable Housing Providers to Assist Tenants with Rent Payments

November 17, 2020


The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the start of the seventh round of rental assistance available to affordable housing providers to assist tenants facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to pay rent.

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 17 – December 15, 2020
APPLICATION…

Public Meeting: Fairfax County Consolidated Community Fund Advisory Committee/Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

November 17, 2020

The Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee/Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Working Advisory Group will meet on:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
at 5:00 PM

The meeting will be held electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

November 5, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other…

Available for Public Comment: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for FY 2020

November 4, 2020

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The FY 2020 CAPER evaluates the County’s use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)…

Fairfax County Increases Funding Availability for Affordable Housing Development

October 26, 2020

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced an increase of $3.5 million to the total funding availability for the development of affordable housing. This announcement is reflective of an increase in funds allocated from the Tysons Housing Trust Fund (from $5.2 million to $8.7 million). In total, local and state funding in the amount of $24.1 million is…

Proponents for Preservation are Poised for Productivity

October 22, 2020

The Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force launched a power-packed, fast-paced work schedule to provide recommendations that will preserve the county’s existing portfolio of market affordable and committed affordable housing. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Melissa McKenna (Vice Chair, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority) and Walter Clarke (Commissioner, Fairfax County…

FCRHA is Sponsor For An Additional $6 Million in Virginia Housing Funding to Assist First-Time Homebuyers

October 19, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has been approved for set aside funding in the amount of $6 million from Virginia Housing through the Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities (SPARC) loan program to assist first-time homebuyers in purchasing a home by lowering their interest rate by one percent. These funds should be able to assist approximately 16…

Keeping Our Promise: Continuing the Work of Affordable Housing in Fairfax County

October 9, 2020

Through this COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all heard how we’re safer at home; but what about those who don’t have a place to call their own or who are struggling to remain in their homes? With so many essential workers struggling to make ends meet amid the impacts of COVID-19, through no fault of their own, the work of enhancing the County’s stock of housing that is affordable is more important than…

County Supervisors Move to Ensure Needed Capacity for Hypothermia Shelters Ahead of Winter Months

October 6, 2020

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency ordinance authorizing the establishment of several county-operated temporary hypothermia prevention shelters to serve individuals experiencing homelessness during the harsh winter months ahead. The measure ensures the necessary resources are in place to provide a safe, warm location for the County’s most vulnerable residents to seek…

Fairfax County Supervisors and Redevelopment and Housing Authority Enters Regional Agreement to Analyze Impediments to Fair Housing

October 5, 2020

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) approved its entering into an agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, other local jurisdictions and Public Housing Authorities (PHA) to participate in a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

Through this effort, a third-party consultant will be…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

October 5, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and…

Input Needed as Fairfax County Plans the Work of the Consolidated Community Funding Pool

October 2, 2020

The Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) is a competitive funding process for human services programs developed and administered by nonprofits and community-based organizations. The funding serves as an investment and catalyst for strengthening the network of human services programs and resources available for Fairfax County residents.

During each funding cycle, local funding…

Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force Kicks Off on Oct. 1

September 29, 2020

On July 29, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the establishment of the Affordable Housing Preservation Task Forceto develop a comprehensive plan to preservethe county’s currentstock of…

Donations Needed to Support Nonprofits Who Help Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

September 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for everyone to have a safe, secure, and healthy environment to call home is crucial now more than ever. Local nonprofits have been working diligently to serve the needs of residents and families experiencing homelessness and are requesting donations for clothing, food, and other household items. Several area nonprofit partners have indicated specific…

Fairfax County to Receive an Additional $4.85 Million in CARES Act Funding

September 16, 2020

On Friday, September 11, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the final allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Through this final allocation, Fairfax County will receive an additional $4.85 Million in federal funding to assist residents facing higher risk of eviction and…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

September 1, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness…

FCRHA Adopts HUD Waivers to Efficiently Administer Rental Assistance During COVID-19

August 31, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has adopted a number of waivers authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to enable more effective service delivery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers provide administrative flexibility to efficiently serve tenants and landlords participating in federally subsidized housing…

Request for Proposals: Nearly $2.9M Available to Acquire, Develop and Rehabilitate Affordable Rental Housing

August 10, 2020

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Developmenthas announced the availability of nearly $2.9 million in fundingunder the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop and rehabilitate affordable rental housing throughout Fairfax County. Applications are due by 4 p.m.…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

August 4, 2020

AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by…

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking on Residences at North Hill

August 4, 2020

The initiative includes affordable multifamily and senior housing, market-rate for-sale townhomes and a public park

(Alexandria, Virginia) – Fairfax County, Pennrose, and Community Housing Partnerscommemorated the start of construction of the long-awaited Residences at North Hill housing development in the Mount Vernon…

Fairfax County Housing Blueprint Brings New Features for Fiscal Year 2021

July 30, 2020

In January 2010, the Board of Supervisors endorsed a new affordable housing policy, known as the “Housing Blueprint”, and each year a set of specific Blueprint metrics is established that focuses on providing housing for those with the greatest need, including homeless families and individuals, persons with disabilities, and people with extremely low incomes. The Blueprint also emphasizes…

Supervisors Establish Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force

July 29, 2020

At the July 28 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor John Foust, Chairman of the Board’s Housing Committee, along with Chairman Jeff McKay and Supervisor Dalia Palchik, introduced a motion to establish a task force for the purpose of developing a comprehensive plan for the preservation of affordable housing.

“As Fairfax County continues to evolve, we are…

$59M Multi-Family Housing Project Commences in Fairfax County

July 22, 2020

The Arden to Bring New Affordable Option to Route 1 Corridor


Alexandria, VA – Wesley Housing, Fairfax County, and other project partners gathered on Monday to break ground on The Arden, a highly-anticipated new affordable family development located one block from the Huntington Metro in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County.

The…

Board of Supervisors Receive Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy Recommendations

July 21, 2020

Amendment to the Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy Recommended to Align with Market Conditions and Increase Affordability


In 2007, Fairfax County adopted the Workforce Dwelling Unit Policy (WDU Policy) as a proffer-based incentive to encourage housing at a variety of affordability levels in mixed-use activity centers. It allows developers to receive up to 12 percent “density…

Notice of Public Hearing - Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 7 p.m.

July 16, 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to the “Emergency Ordinance to Assure…

Local and State Funding of over $20.6 Million Available for the Development of Affordable Housing in Fairfax County

July 2, 2020

The Fairfax CountyDepartment of Housing and Community Development(HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of over $20.6 million in local and state funds for the development of affordable housing in Fairfax…

A Natural Pairing: Fairfax County Housing Welcomes Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 marks the beginning of a new era in Fairfax County housing with the merger of the county’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

The merger, announced by Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill as part of his proposed FY 2021 budget, will promote expanded housing opportunities, greater effectiveness for…

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Newsletter

July 1, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness – now part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing…

Round Two of CARES Act Funding Available to Affordable Housing Providers to Assist Tenants

June 26, 2020

Many individuals and families are facing significant financial challenges - including loss of employment or reduced income - due to the effects of theCOVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, tenants are making difficult choices on how to make ends meet – and specifically, how to pay their monthly rent. Some have been unable to pay rent and others have reduced or eliminated spending on other critical…

First-Time Homebuyers Getting Settled Safely At Home During COVID-19

June 16, 2020

The guidance from local, state and federal health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic has been that individuals and families are “safer at home.” Fairfax County’s Homeownership Team has taken that to heart and, despite the necessary restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, they have not slowed down when it comes to helping qualified homebuyers purchase new, affordable homes during this…

Notice of Public Hearing - June 30 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

June 15, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on June 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. The public hearing is on the proposed Interim Agreement with The Michaels Development Company I, LP for the redevelopment of the Autumn Willow property to create affordable housing pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, as amended…

Housing Authority Commits State-Funded Rental Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

North Hill Affordable Housing Development Moves Forward

June 4, 2020

Financing Closed; Construction to Begin soon

Decades ago, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) purchased the former Woodley-Nightingale Mobile Home Park, on Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon District, with the intent to bring high-quality, affordable homes to the area. The work began with the development of the Woodley Hills Estates mobile home community…

The Arden Closes: 126 Units of Affordable Housing Coming Soon to Huntington

June 4, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) – in partnership with Wesley Housing – is excited to announce the closing on a $59 million housing project that will be located just one block away from the Huntington Metro Station in the Mount Vernon District. The project, financed in-part through a $7.4 Million Housing Blueprint Loan by the FCRHA and…

Notice of Public Hearing - June 11, 2020 at 7 p.m.

May 28, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will hold a public hearing on June 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing is on its Revised Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget.

The hearing is being conducted in compliance with Section 36-19.2(B) of the Code of Virginia. An overview of the revised proposed FY 2021 FCRHA Budget has been posted on the website of…

CARES Act Funding From HUD Nets Fairfax County 29 Additional Housing Choice Vouchers

May 26, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was among the recipients of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fourth wave of CARES Act funding to assist people living with disabilities.

The assistance – authorized under provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) – included more than $75 million to…

$86 Million Lake Anne House Senior Housing Project Closes, Construction to Begin this Year

May 22, 2020

{"preview_thumbnail":"/housing/sites/housing/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/O4Q0X43VEXA.jpg?itok=qVxgYCuv","video_url":"https://youtu.be/O4Q0X43VEXA","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"640","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive)."]}

The financial closing on the $86 million…

10th Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo Begins June 1 - This Year’s Event is Virtual!

May 22, 2020

If you are looking to rent or buy a home or apartment in Northern Virginia, make the Northern Virginia Housing Expo your first stop. Free and open to the public, its dozens of exhibits and workshops will provide all the information needed to rent an apartment or purchase a first home.

This year’s expo will take place virtually beginning June 1 and attendees can sign up for online…

Murraygate Village Apartments Waitlist Enrollment Period to Open May 18 – 22

May 14, 2020

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be accepting online applications for Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) at the Murraygate Village Apartments located at 7800 Belford Drive, Alexandria, Virginia.The enrollment period will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, and run through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.

What is…

CARES Act Funding Available to Assist Affordable Housing Providers

May 13, 2020

Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available to eligible affordable housing providers in need of financial assistance due to the unexpected loss of rental income during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The funding, coming through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was authorized as part of the…

$8 Million in State Funds to Support Fairfax County First-Time Homebuyers

May 8, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is collaborating with the Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) to assist qualified first-time homebuyers in purchasing a home in Fairfax County. VHDA has set aside $8 million in funding to buy down the interest rate by one percent for purchasers eligible for the funding.

The funds are available through the…

Special Meeting and Public Hearing of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority set for May 18, 2020

May 7, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will host a public meeting and hearing on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. to approve the Second Amendment to the Comprehensive Agreement for Redevelopment of the North Hill Site, which ensures the ongoing viability of this affordable housing and redevelopment project. Also, Closed Session will be conducted to discuss ongoing…

Athletic Club Purchase is First Step in Providing Needed Resources for Buckman Road Community, Greater Mount Vernon Area

May 5, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has purchased the closed Mount Vernon Athletic Club – a more than 50,000 square-foot indoor tennis facility located on 5.3 acres – as a first step toward enhancing needed programs and services for the communities in the Buckman Road area on the west side of Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon.

“Growing the number of…

County Opens Public Comment on Plans for Using CARES Act Funding in Response to COVID-19

April 30, 2020

U.S. lawmakers have allocated $5.2 million in federal response funding to Fairfax County as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds are made available through $3.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant funding and $1.7 million in additional Emergency Solutions Grant funding to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the impacts of…

Community Development Week Takes on New Meaning Amid Global Pandemic

April 13, 2020


In light of the current circumstances, National Community Development Week 2020 (April 13 – 17) has added significance in highlighting the critical benefits that the national Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) bring to our community – both in times of emergency and in happier times – particularly for the county’s most vulnerable…

April is Fair Housing Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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.

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

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…

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…

Changes in Housing Choice Voucher Program

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.

...

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

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

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…

Fairfax Virtual Assistant