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2015 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • March 27, 2015
    9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    4 & 5


  • June 26, 2015
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    4 & 5


  • Sept. 25, 2015
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    9 &10


  • December 18, 2015
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    4 & 5

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Friday, February 20, 2015

 
 

Reminder: Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting – Friday, March 27
*Time Change: Meeting to Start at 9:00 A.M.

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is scheduled for Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 4 and 5.

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 703-385-3578.

 
 

Public Hearing on Proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2016-2020 and Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2016 on March 24

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia, on the Proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2016-2020 and Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2016.
To register to speak at the public hearing, call the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151 (TTY 703-324-3903).

The proposed plans are required for funding three federal housing programs:

• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
• HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
• Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

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Be Part of the Conversation: “Where Will Our Jobs Sleep at Night?” Panel Discussion on March 10

According to the latest projections from GMU’s Center for Regional Analysis, Northern Virginia is estimated to add over 440,000 net new jobs by 2032. To ensure that this employment growth can occur, a sufficient supply of housing must be available for these new workers—in the right locations, of the right types, and at affordable prices and rents.

Come be a part of the conversation. Join the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance (NVAHA) and Directors of Housing from the City of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax counties as they examine our present and future housing challenges, share best practices and explore ways to collaborate regionally.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Where: Capital One, 1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA (on the Silver Line), McLean Conference Center, Section A, 3rd fl, Room 372

Panelists: 

  • Kurt Creager, Director, Housing and Community Development, Fairfax County
  • David Cristeal, Housing Director, Arlington County
  • Helen McIlvaine, Acting Director, Office of Housing, City of Alexandria

Moderators: 

  • Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, Vice-President of Research, National Housing Conference; Barry Merchant, Senior Policy Analyst, VHDA with the state perspective

This is a free event, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/panel-discussion-where-will-our-jobs-sleep-at-night?clear_id=true&source=twitter.



 
 

Fairfax County to Participate in the 5th Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo 2015

The Northern Virginia Housing Expo (NoVA Expo) will take place Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herndon High School (700 Bennett St) in Herndon, Virginia.  This is a free public event showcasing rental and first time ownership opportunities in the region.

The NoVA Expo features dozens of free workshops and exhibits designed to educate attendees about location and housing options, financing, preparation to buy or rent, understanding the current housing market, maximizing their credit scores, free one-on-one credit counseling and more.

The event is hosted by Affordable Housing Opportunity Means Everyone (AHOME), a non-profit organization, in cooperation with Virginia Housing Development Authority and the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church, and the town of Herndon.

For more information or to learn more about opportunities for sponsorship, please check out the NoVA Expo’s new website at http://www.novahousingexpo.org.

 
 

HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Improve and Preserve Nation’s Public Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded on February 12 nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) was awarded approximately $1.5 million. The funding will allow agencies to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.  View funding by public housing authority here.


The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities.  These housing authorities use the funding to do large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems. 

Click here to read the full article.

 
  NAHRO Announces Senator Mark Warner Co-Legislator of the Year

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) has selected Senator Mark Warner for Co-Legislator of the year along with Senator Blunt from Missouri. The award honors federal legislators for their efforts in support of responsible policies impacting the provision of safe and affordable housing in quality communities.

Over the years Senator Warner has been supportive and very sensitive to the needs and concerns of housing authorities in Virginia. He has also worked diligently to address housing concerns raised by organizations such as NAHRO and the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (VAHCDO).

NAHRO will honor Senator Mark Warner as Co-Legislator of the Year on March 17th in Washington, D.C. To find out more about NAHRO’s Legislator of the Year Award, please visit http://www.nahro.org/.



 
 



 
 

 

 


 
       

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