E-ffordable News Articles

March 30, 2018

Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting is April 4

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstones, Inc., 11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 210, Reston, VA. County Executive, Bryan Hill, will be in attendance.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.


Notice of Public Hearing: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will conduct a public hearing on April 4, 2018, on its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and the certification of the proposed budget as consistent with the FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2019. The FCRHA meeting and public hearing will be held at 4500 University Drive, Fairfax, VA at 6:15 p.m.  Interested residents are invited to share their views on the budget at the public hearing. 

An overview of the proposed FY 2019 FCRHA Budget and the draft FCRHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2019 are available for public review on the county website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/data/strategic-plan  and at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA, or by calling 703-246-5161.  If you have any questions concerning the public hearing, please call 703-246-5161, TTY: 711.


Eighth Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo a Major Success

On Saturday, March 24, the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) participated in the eighth annual regional Housing Expo 2018 hosted by First Home Alliance in cooperation with the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon.

Northern Virginia’s (NOVA) Housing Expo 2018 was held at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia and showcased rental and homeownership opportunities for individuals and families across a range of income levels. More than 600 households seeking rental and homeownership information attended. Attendees had an opportunity to learn what they needed to work with a realtor, what government programs are available in their communities, what was required to qualify for a mortgage, and household budgeting.


Fairfax County Celebrates Community Development Week

Community Development Week is being recognized from April 2 through April 6


Join us in recognizing the importance and achievements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program in improving the quality of life in Fairfax County. 


Throughout Fairfax County, programs funded by CDBG and HOME provide and preserve decent affordable housing, neighborhood improvements, economic revitalization, community facilities and critical public services. These services primarily benefit thousands of low and moderate income residents, the homeless, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Community Development Week provides an opportunity to focus on and recognize the efforts of our nonprofit partners and the thousands of beneficiaries of this federal funding throughout the county.


To learn more and to view projects funded by CDBG and HOME in Fairfax County, click here.

FCRHA Adopts FY 2019 Strategic Plan – Action Plan

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) adopted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Strategic Plan-Action Plan, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, driven by the Housing Blueprint.  The Strategic Plan-Action Plan provides an overview of the major FCRHA activities and projects – and their anticipated FY 2019 outcomes – and is structured around the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Lines of Business (LOBs), which are:

1) Affordable Housing Development, Preservation and Sustainability;
2) Affordable Rental Housing, Property Management and Maintenance;
3) Tenant Subsidies and Resident Services;
4) Homeownership and Relocation Services; and
5) FCRHA/HCD Program Planning, Development and Management.


Embark Richmond Highway Plan Approved

On March 20, the Board of Supervisors approved a sweeping new land-use plan that supports walking, biking and a bus rapid transit system on Richmond Highway.

Called Embark Richmond Highway, the update to the 7.5-mile corridor’s land-use plan is the first step needed to build a future bus rapid transit, or BRT, system. The future bus rapid transit system will run primarily in the median from the Huntington Metro Station to Fort Belvoir.

The plan calls for concentrating more mixed-use development, especially residential, within a half mile around the nine BRT stations. It also imagines new ways to get around, providing continuous walking and bike paths along the corridor in addition to the bus system.


While the total amount of new development isn’t significantly more than the previous land-use plan, the new plan calls for more residential development. In total, it foresees a maximum of 18,000 housing units and 8.5 million square feet in nonresidential development.

For more information on Project Embark, click here.


April is Fair Housing Month

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) joins the nation in celebrating Fair Housing Month and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The month of April is a designated time to celebrate the advancements of equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial and military status, disability or ancestry. Enacted by Congress in 1968, the Fair Housing Act applies to housing and housing related-activities.

People who believe they have experienced housing discrimination may file a complaint by contacting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777. Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed at www.hud.gov/fairhousing.



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