Housing and Community Development - Public Affairs

703-246-5100 TTY 711
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Ben Boxer
Public Affairs Manager

Public Comments Welcome on the County's Plans for Spending Federal Housing Funds

Public CommentFairfax County is seeking public and stakeholder comments on proposed priorities and activities contained in the FY 2023 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
February 9, 2022 until March 22, 2022

Fairfax County has released its draft FY 2023 One-Year Action Plan for public comment. The One-Year Action Plan outlines proposed projects and activities for which Fairfax County will invest the nearly $9 million in federal affordable housing, community development, and public services funding it expects to receive.

Funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through three main programs:

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides annual grants to eligible local governments and States to be used to address a wide range of unique community development needs, including affordable housing, fair housing and human services activities, that are primarily for the benefit of low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Learn More

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides annual grants to be used to fund a wide range of housing activities, including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership, or providing direct rental assistance to low- to moderate-income individuals and families, as well as for fair housing activities. 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

In order to receive and utilize these funds, Fairfax County must prepare and submit a 5-Year Consolidated Plan to identify the community needs and the goals for meeting those needs during the 5-year period.  In addition, a One-Year Action Plan must be prepared and submitted for each year covered by the 5-Year Consolidated Plan.  The annual Action Plan identifies how annual federal grants are to be used to meet the needs and achieve the goals identified in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

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What is included in the FY 2023 One-Year Action Plan?

The One-Year Action Plan was developed with input from county leaders, residents, service providers, advocates, and other county and community partners. The plan outlines projects that are proposed to be undertaken between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 to achieve the goals identified in the 5-year plan.

FY 2023 One-Year Action Plan Proposed Projects

The $434,267 planned allocation will be used to make the required annual payments on two loans that were previously taken to fund past affordable housing and community development activities. 

The $231,710 planned allocation will fund activities that increase and monitor compliance with federal and local fair housing laws to ensure that no one who seeks housing in the County will be unlawfully denied.  

The $737,568 total planned allocations will be used to fund the planning and implementation activities required for the County's federal funding programs, and housing, community and economic development activities.

The $192,431 planned allocation will be used for required administrative and project activities that are specifically related the HOME Program.

The $919,222 planned allocation will be awarded to non-profit contractors through the Consolidated Community Funding Pool for providing public services for low-income households, including services related to affordable housing, seniors, families, children, immigrants and persons facing homelessness.

The $930,088 planned allocation will be used to help preserve housing for seniors, persons with disabilities and low-to-moderate income households in Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church and the Town of Herndon, as well as to help provide home repairs for mobile homeowners in the county.

The $751,000 planned allocation will be used to provide rental assistance for families and individuals, including those who are at risk of homelessness, experiencing homelessness, or have special needs.

The $1,498,387 planned allocation will be used to purchase or renovate properties for use as affordable housing or public facilities.

The $1,205,787 planned allocation will be used to provide homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers, as well as financial assistance to homebuyers when available.

The $205,787 planned allocation will be used to provide relocation benefits to residents of FCRHA- or county-owned property as needed while units and buildings are being renovated and may also be used to ensure that residents of nonprofit owned housing funding by CDBG or HOME receive relocation benefits when required by federally regulations.

The $326,321 planned allocation is required by federal regulations and will be used to fund affordable housing activities by nonprofits that meet the federally defined characteristics of a Community Housing Development Organization.

The $508,353 planned allocation will be used to fund activities that are designed to prevent homelessness and rapidly re-house people who are experiencing homelessness.

The $1,473,679 planned allocation will be made available to nonprofits applicants to fund the acquisition or rehabilitation of existing properties or the development of new housing units for use as affordable rental or sale housing.

Copies of the complete One-Year Action Plan will be made available:

  • Online
  • At the Fairfax County Government Center Information Desk (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035)
  • Branches of the Fairfax County Public Library (reference desk)
  • At the office of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030)


Community input and comments are a critical component of the development process for the One-Year Action Plan, and we are eager to hear your feedback on these proposed projects for FY 2023. The public comment period opens February 9, 2022, and will run through March 22, 2022.


First Name:
Last Name:
Affiliation/Organization (if applicable):
Zip Code:

Comments on the 1-Year Action Plan for FY 2023 (Please reference the section or pages of the 1-Year Action Plan your comments refer to, where possible.)

E-mail Address:


All responses must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 2022.

Comments may be submitted by email to Beverly.Moses@fairfaxcounty.gov

Please reference the sections of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and/or the 1-Year Action Plan your comments are addressing where possible.

Please note that all submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 2022.

You may submit your comments through the mail or hand-deliver* your comments in written form to:

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

Please reference the sections of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and/or the 1-Year Action Plan your comments are addressing where possible.

Please note that all submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2022.

*If you intend to hand-deliver your comments, please deposit them in the grey drop box to the right of the building entrance.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing on March 22, 2022 to receive community feedback and input on both the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 1-Year Action Plan.  For information regarding how to sign up to speak at the public hearing, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form.



If you have any questions about the One-Year Action Plan for FY 2023, please contact Beverly Moses by email at Beverly.Moses@fairfaxcounty.gov, or by calling 703-246-5060, TTY 711.

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