November 19, 2018

Residences at Government Center Receives Two More Awards!


The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for Residences at Government Center, a project in the category of Public-Private Partnership of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Residences at Government Center received the 2018 Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the award was presented at the 2018 NAHRO National Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 25-27.

The Residences at Government Center is an innovative workforce housing development created through a unique public-private partnership between HCD, the FCRHA and private sector developers to offer 270 rental units of affordable housing to the low and moderate-income public and private sector workforce. Through the leveraging of public sector land and private sector development, the FCRHA was able to create these affordable housing units at no cost to County taxpayers. The development was designed to fit into the fabric of the neighborhood by respecting the environment and addressing the unique, site specific considerations of the property.

About the International Economic Development Council

The IEDC is the world's largest membership organization for economic development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, its members represent the entire range of economic development. Learn more at

NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO's membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.