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Lake Anne House and Hybla Valley Community Center Receive National Recognition

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) presents FCRHA with Awards of Merit

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) received two Awards of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The redevelopment of Lake Anne House in Reston was recognized in the Affordable Housing category, and the Hybla Valley Community Center was honored as a Community Revitalization project.

FCRHA received the awards at the NAHRO National Conference and Exhibition on October 6, 2023. Left to Right: George Guy, President, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO); Vincent Rogers, Director of Policy and Compliance, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Patricia S. Wells, MPA, CME, Former President of NAHRO (October 2021 – 2023), current Executive Director of Oakland Housing Authority; Mark Thiele, CS-PHM, CME, CMVO, NCC, Chief Executive Officer, NAHRO.

“We are honored that our work as a catalyst centering our partners, resources and community on affordable housing initiatives received national recognition,” said Lenore Stanton, Chair, FCRHA. “Both Lake Anne House and the Hybla Valley Community Center exemplify years of effort and hundreds of people working toward a mutual goal of creating and revitalizing affordable communities in Fairfax County.”

Lake Anne House: Empowering Housing Choice for Older Adults

A reimagined and redeveloped Lake Anne House opened in September 2022. This historic community was founded in the 1970s to serve older adults with limited incomes in Reston, an area of Fairfax County with a high cost of living. With 240 units including 54 that are handicap accessible, Lake Anne House also includes an outdoor terrace and wellness clinic for visiting medical professionals.

Hybla Valley Community Center: A Hub of Activity and Community Programs

Located on Fairfax County’s historic Richmond Highway Corridor, the Hybla Valley Community Center was transformed from a private, members-only tennis club into the center of community activity. The center offers recreation, education, youth programming and workforce development opportunities. FCRHA acquired the property in May 2020 and worked closely with the community and its sister government agencies to reimagine the site as a hub for local programs and services. Developed in partnership with Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services, Hybla Valley Community Center previously earned the 2021 Community Development Award of Excellence from the National Association for County, Community, and Economic Development.

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