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
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
County Residential and Public Facility Rehabilitation, Acquisitions, and Development
Homeownership Assistance and Access
Affordable and Special Needs Housing
Examples of Federal Funding at Work in Our Community
Housing for Veterans - Operation Renewed Hope Foundation Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) was awarded $582,274 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of two single-family homes that serves veterans or veteran families with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI. Substantial commitments of assistance from the community, including donations of materials and labor from: Helmets to Hardhats, HomeAid of NOVA, Home Depot, Renewal by Anderson Windows. Supportive services and case management are provided by ORHF.
Housing for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities - Marian Homes, Inc. Marian Homes, Inc. was awarded $450,000 to acquire and renovate their sixth single-family home in Fairfax County to provide community living for up to five individuals with intellectual disabilities, served by Chimes and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board (CSB), who are in need of specialized residential accommodations, particularly those that are aging and with household incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI.
Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless - Pathway Homes, Inc. Pathway Homes, Inc. was awarded $1,879,979 to acquire eleven one-bedroom condominium units to provide affordable housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless or precariously housed with incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI and who have special needs related to mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse disorders and intellectual disorders. Supportive services and case management will be provided by Pathway.
Housing for Extremely-Low-Income Households - Cornerstones Housing Corporation Cornerstones Housing Corporation was awarded $336,000 to acquire two townhouse or condominium units in Reston, Herndon and Centreville. One serves an elderly household with an income at or below 30 percent of AMI and the second serves a household with an income at or below 50 percent of AMI.
Housing for Extremely-Low-Income Households - Wesley Housing Wesley Housing was awarded $957,351 for the development of 40 units of affordable housing that will have 32 units at 50 percent or below of AMI and eight units at 40 percent or below of AMI. The entire Arden Project utilizes multiple sources of financing including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Housing Blueprint funds and consists of new construction of a multi-family development with a total of 126 apartments and ground floor commercial space. This is on top of the $7.4 million already awarded to the project in local funds.