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

Learn
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

Fairfax
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Contribute
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

Local
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
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

Request
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

Make
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!

Applications
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Fairfax
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

Applications
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.

Next
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

FCC
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

Housing
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

Fairfax
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Lee
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

One
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

Board
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

Fairfax
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

Task
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

Fairfax
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Notice
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

Ribbon
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

Local
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

Board
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

Board
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Board-Approved
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

HUD
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

Community
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…

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

Community
February 9, 2021

Fairfax County is seeking public and stakeholder comments on proposed priorities and activities contained in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 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...

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

Board
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Affordable
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

Next
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

Elevate
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Notice
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

Another
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

Learn
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

Nearly
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

FCRHA
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

Learn
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

Fairfax
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

Two
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Fairfax
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

Hypothermia
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

Round
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

Public
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Available
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

Fairfax
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

Proponents
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

FCRHA
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

Keeping
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

County
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

Fairfax
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Input
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

Affordable
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

Donations
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

Fairfax
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

FCRHA
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

Request
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

Fairfax-Falls
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

Officials
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

Fairfax
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

Supervisors
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

$59M
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

Board
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.

Notice
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

Local
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

A
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

Fairfax-Falls
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…

Affordable Housing Guide

Affordable
June 29, 2020

Are you looking to rent an affordable apartment or townhome in Fairfax County, but do not know where to start? The Department of Housing and Community Development has compiled the Affordable Housing Guide (formerly the Low and Moderate Income Housing Guide), which…

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

Round
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

First-Time
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.

Notice
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

Housing

North Hill Affordable Housing Development Moves Forward

North
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

The
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.

Notice
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

CARES
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

$86
May 22, 2020

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The financial closing on the $86 million…

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

10th
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

Murraygate
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

CARES
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

$8
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

Special
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

Athletic
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

County
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

Community
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
April 1, 2020

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

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

County Approves $3 Million Loan for Senior Housing in Reston

County
March 24, 2020

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

The Lake Anne…

Housing Challenge Hackathon Brings New Ideas for Solving Affordable Housing

Housing
March 20, 2020


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

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

Two Public Hearings Scheduled for April 2 Housing Authority Meeting

Two
March 19, 2020

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

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

See public notices below for details.

In light of the current guidance…

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

Housing,
March 13, 2020


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

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Adopts FY 2021 Strategic Plan

Fairfax
March 9, 2020

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

2020 Housing Challenge: Pre-event Webinar Posted Online

2020
March 2, 2020

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

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

Notice
February 19, 2020

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Public Housing Agencies submitting a MTW Plan. The public hearing will be held at 4500 University Drive, Fairfax, VA at 7…

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

Virginia
February 10, 2020

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

About the Project

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

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

Fairfax
January 29, 2020

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

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

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

Project-Based
January 27, 2020

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

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

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

Draft
January 17, 2020


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

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

Notice
January 13, 2020

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

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

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

Fairfax
December 18, 2019


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

This collaborative…

Request For Proposals Issued for Autumn Willow Senior Housing Development

Request

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

Notice
December 5, 2019

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

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

Notice
December 5, 2019

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

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

Board
November 25, 2019

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

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

With Affordable Housing, Great Things Can Come in Small Packages

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

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

Notice
November 14, 2019


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

Fairfax County Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Housing Report

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

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

Fairfax
October 31, 2019


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

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

Available
August 30, 2019

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

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

July 11, 2019

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

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

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

March 19, 2019

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

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Adopts One Fairfax Policy

March 14, 2019

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

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

The One Fairfax Policy defines equity as “The commitment…

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

March 13, 2019

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

Notice of Public Meeting - February 26, 2019

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

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

Notice
February 15, 2019
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Public Housing Agencies submitting a MTW Plan. The public hearing will be held at 4500 University Drive, Fairfax, VA at 7 p.m. on…

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

Notice
February 12, 2019

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will
conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal
Year 2020. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Public
Housing Agencies submitting a MTW Plan. The public hearing will be held at
4500…

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

January 29, 2019

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

Applications must be submitted online…

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

January 16, 2019

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

Fairfax County Preserves Over 400 Units of Affordable Housing

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

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

December 17, 2018

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

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

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

November 26, 2018

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

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

Notice of Public Meeting - January 10, 2019

Notice
November 19, 2018

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


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

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice
November 2, 2018

FAIRFAX COUNTY CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY FUNDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

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

Showcasing
October 24, 2018

Dominion Energy Share program benefits low-income residents

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

October 17, 2018

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

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

Housing Strategic Plan Phase II meeting postponed

September 18, 2018

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

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

Available
August 31, 2018

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

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

July 27, 2018

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

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

Notice
March 21, 2018

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

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

Public
March 10, 2018

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

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

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice
March 1, 2018

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will
conduct a public hearing on its draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for Fiscal
Year 2019. The hearing is being conducted in compliance with U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Public
Housing Agencies submitting a MTW Plan. The public hearing will be held at
4500…

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

February 27, 2018

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

A RAD-ical Change for Affordable Housing in Fairfax County

November 14, 2017

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

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

Changes in Housing Choice Voucher Program

Changes
November 2, 2017

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

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

Residences
October 11, 2017


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

Notice: Temporary Suspension of FCRP Application Process

Notice:
October 6, 2017

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

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

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