Housing and Community Development - Public Affairs

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

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

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 disabilities.

Federal dollars are provided through several programs, including: the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Solutions Grant.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. Learn More

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use - often in partnership with local nonprofit groups - to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. Learn More

The Emergency Solutions Grant program is focused on assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Learn More


The county is seeking public comment on the One-Year Action Plan for utilizing federal housing dollars to advance affordable housing countywide during Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021). The plan outlines the county’s expectations for the amount of federal funding to be received and identifies the goals and objectives identified by the community that those resources will be used for. According to the proposed action plan, the county will utilize the funds in an effort to:

  • Acquire and preserve affordable housing for special needs and other income eligible households ($4.2 million)
  • Fund housing program administrative costs and fair housing activities ($2 million)
  • To Fund public services and rent subsidies, including activities to be funded through the Consolidated Community funding Pool for FY 2021 and assistance for households experiencing homelessness ($2 million)



Public Review and Comment

In the preparation of the proposed One-Year Action Plan, county staff received and considered a multitude of public comments and recommendations from a diverse representation of Fairfax County residents, housing advocates and partners. The completed draft plan is now made available for public review and comment.

Copies of the One-Year Action Plans are Available:


Submit Your Comments...

Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
Attn: Beverly Moses
3700 Pender Drive
Suite 300
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6039

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing to receive community feedback and input on the proposed One-Year Consolidated Action Plan for FY 2021: 

March 24, 2020
4 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center
Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Those interested in giving tesimony at the public hearing may sign up online.



If you have any questions related to the proposed One-Year Consolidated Action Plan, please contact Beverly Moses at 703-246-5060, TTY 711.

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