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 revitalization, and employment and economic services for residents.
In Fiscal Year 2022, Fairfax County is anticipating more than $8.7 million in entitlement funding through the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Solutions Grant. These funds are awarded annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
What is the 5-Year Consolidated Plan?
The 5-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2022 – FY 2026 is a planning document that helps Fairfax County assess its needs, current programs and strategies, and gaps for housing, human services, homelessness, community development, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, public facilities and infrastructure, public service, and economic development. It includes broad goals and objectives to address priority needs. The 5-Year Consolidated Plan’s key priority areas for the FY 2022 - FY2026 planning cycle include:
- Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
- Affordable Rental Housing
- Homeownership Access and Rehabilitation
- Community Services
What is the 1-Year Action Plan?
A 1-Year Action Plan is also developed for each fiscal year covered by the 5-Year Plan. Each 1-Year Action Plan outlines the specific activities proposed for funding in that fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to achieve the goals and strategies identified in the 5-Year Plan. The activities planned to be funded in FY 2022 include the following:
- Section 108 Loan Payments
- Fair Housing Education and Enforcement
- Targeted Public Services
- Home Repair for the Elderly & Community Rehabilitation
- Rental Assistance
- County Residential and Public Facility Rehabilitation, Acquisitions, and Development
- Homeownership Assistance and Access
- Affordable and Special Needs Housing