The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the availability of an estimated $2 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 to further advance the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' goal of producing a minimum of 10,000 new units of affordable housing by 2034. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022.
The funding available under this request for proposals consists of an estimated $424,130 in CDBG funds and an estimated $1,625,816 in HOME funds (approximately $370,685 of which are reserved for Community Housing Development Organizations). Funding awarded to successful applicants must be used within 24 months of approval of funding awards by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (i.e., project completion and fully occupied by beneficiaries).
Eligible Projects include acquisition and rehabilitation for scattered-site rental (condominium, townhouse, single-family) and multifamily rental projects (30 units or less). Projects should align with:
- The Fairfax County Consolidated Plan
- The Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan
- The Housing and Neighborhood Livability priority area outlined in the Fairfax County 20-Year Strategic Plan
- The county's One Fairfax Equity Policy
- The recommendations issued by the Chairman’s Task Force on Equity and Opportunity
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:
- The following populations earning at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI):
- Elderly persons ages 62 and up
- Youth transitioning out of foster care
- homeless (or at risk of homelessness)
- Persons with disabilities (physical, mental, or sensory)
- Large households (households with five or more members)
- Survivors of domestic violence earning at or below 80% of AMI
Application Submission Requirements
All applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022. Applicants may select one of the following options for submitting their application materials:
- Electronic Filing
First, please contact Stephen.Knippler@fairfaxcounty.gov to obtain a ShareFile link for you to submit your application materials. When you are ready, save a PDF version of your application package and submit it via ShareFile; 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: Stephen Knippler
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
* Application packages may be hand-delivered to the first floor reception desk at this address.
- Mail or Hand-Delivery
Print 5 hard copies (including one with an original signature) and mail or hand-deliver them to the address listed above.
A free Pre-Proposal Conference regarding the application process was held electronically via the MS Teams platform on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 1 p.m.
The PowerPoint presentation is available here.