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.