Housing and Community Development - Public Affairs

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

RFPThe Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the availability of nearly $2.9 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 throughout Fairfax County. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020.

The funding available under this request for proposals is an estimated total of $2,899,197, consisting of $1,180,554 in CDBG funds and $1,718,643 in HOME funds ($321,279 of which are reserved for Community Housing Development Organizations).  Funding awarded to successful applicants must be used within 24 months of approval of grant awards by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (i.e., project completion and fully occupied by beneficiaries).

Projects should to align with the Housing and Neighborhood Livability priority area outlined in the Fairfax County 20-Year Strategic Plan and with the county's One Fairfax Equity Policy. Eligible projects include acquisition and rehabilitation for scattered-site rental (condominium, townhouse, single-family) and multifamily rental projects (30 units or less). 

Additional points will be given to projects that include acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of affordable housing and serve households meeting one or more of the following special needs criteria:

  • Elderly persons ages 62 and up earning at or below 30% of Area Median Income (AMI);
  • Youth transitioning out of foster care earning at or below 60% of AMI;
  • Homeless (or at risk of homelessness) earning at or below 60% of AMI;
  • Persons with disabilities (physical, mental, or sensory) earning at or below 60% of AMI;
  • Veterans earning at or below 60% of AMI; and 
  • Survivors of domestic violence earning at or below 80% of AMI.


Request for Proposals Materials

RFP Application Guidelines

RFP Scoring Criteria

RFP Fillable Application Form

Addendum No. 1 FY21 


Examples of Past Projects

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation
Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF)
was awarded $582,274 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of two single-family homes that serves veterans or veteran families with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI. Substantial commitments of assistance from the community, including donations of materials and labor from: Helmets to Hardhats, HomeAid of NOVA, Home Depot, Renewal by Anderson Windows. Supportive services and case management are provided by ORHF. 

Marian Homes
Marian Homes, Inc.
was awarded $450,000 to acquire and renovate their sixth single-family home in Fairfax County to provide community living for up to five individuals with intellectual disabilities, served by Chimes and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board (CSB), who are in need of specialized residential accommodations, particularly those that are aging and with household incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI. 

Pathway Homes
Pathway Homes, Inc.
was awarded $1,879,979 to acquire eleven one-bedroom condominium units to provide affordable housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless or precariously housed with incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI and who have special needs related to mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse disorders and intellectual disorders.  Supportive services and case management will be provided by Pathway. 

Cornerstones Housing Corporation
was awarded $336,000 to acquire two townhouse or condominium units in Reston, Herndon and Centreville.  One serves an elderly household with an income at or below 30 percent of AMI and the second serves a household with an income at or below 50 percent of AMI.



Application Submission Instructions

Applicants may either:

1. Save a PDF version of your entire application package and submit it via ShareFile (please contact Kehinde.Walker@fairfaxcounty.gov to obtain a ShareFile link); and print 2 hard copies (one with an original signature) and mail or deliver* them to

Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
Attn: Kehinde Walker
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

* Application packages may be hand-delivered to this address and deposited in the grey drop box located to the right of the main entrance to the building.


2. Print 5 hard copies (including one with an original signature) and mail or hand-deliver them to the address or drop box listed above.

Pre-Proposal Conference

A Pre-Proposal Conference was held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Click below for presentation materials:


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