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2014 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • December 19, 2014
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms 9 & 10

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Friday, October 10, 2014

 

 
 

Kurt Creager Appointed Next Director of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
Succeeds Paula Sampson, Who Will Retire After 22 Years of Distinguished Service

On Oct. 7 the Board of Supervisors appointed Kurt Creager as the next director of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Mr. Creager will succeed Paula Sampson, who is retiring in January after more than 22 years of dedicated service to Fairfax County, including 15 years as HCD Director. Mr. Creager is expected to start on Oct. 27 and will spend the next few months transitioning responsibilities with Ms. Sampson.

Mr. Creager has over 30 years of experience working in the affordable housing and community development industry.  He was most recently the director of housing and community development at Otak, Inc. in Vancouver, Wash., where he has worked since 2012. Creager was also the president of Urbanist Housing Solutions, LLC, which works to integrate affordable workforce housing into mixed-use transit oriented communities and sustainable master planned developments. In this capacity, Mr. Creager has served as a financial advisor to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Calif., and the Rocky Mountain Development Council of Helena, Mont.
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Mondloch Place Wins NACCED Award
National Recognitions Keep Coming for Innovative County Project

Mondloch Place has received another national award!  It is the winner of the 2014 NACCED Award of Excellence in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program category.  Mondloch Place is located in the Alexandria portion of the county and is owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and operated by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) and New Hope Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing and support services provider.  The Mondloch Place project, which opened in September 2013, is unique in that it converted a former homeless shelter and turned it into a permanent supportive housing community with 20 fully furnished efficiency rental units, with on-site supportive services, for formerly homeless individuals.  

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) recognized Mondloch Place as an innovative, effective, and exemplary activity that utilized federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds.  NACCED presented the award to Fairfax County on September 30 at the 2014 NACCED Conference and Training in Arlington, Virginia.


 
 

REMINDER:
Request for Proposal (RFP) for FY 2015 Affordable Housing Funds Available!
Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP) Application and Guidelines Now Posted
Application Deadline November 14, 2014


A total of up to $8.8 million in local and federal funds for the development of affordable housing in Fairfax County.
The available funding is provided to further the goals of the FY 2015 Housing Blueprint.

There are two separate applications:

  • Multifamily Projects (six or more units) will apply via the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Partnership Program (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/ahpp.htm).  Click here for more information. Multifamily projects are expected to use combination with other sources such as private equity and financing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to successfully complete proposed projects.  IMPORTANT NOTE: The AHPP application and guidelines have now been posted to the AHPP webpage at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/ahpp.htm.  
  • Scattered Site Projects (five units or fewer) will apply utilizing the application materials available here Scattered site projects using federal funding must serve seniors, the homeless and persons with disabilities, with a preference for projects serving persons in these populations with extremely low incomes (30 percent of Area Median Income and below).  Projects serving senior/homeless and/or persons with disabilities with extremely low incomes may be considered for 100 percent funding.  Further information is available here.

The revised RFP for FY 2015 affordable housing funds now includes changes that will better meet the needs of industry. Key changes include:

  • Income Targets: Incomes to be served are now targets, no longer requirements.
  • Revised Per Unit Subsidy: The $50,000 per unit subsidy is now a target, no longer a requirement.
  • Scoring Sheet: HCD revised the scoring sheet for the Affordable Housing Partnership Program and Multi-family Housing application. Click here to view the scoring sheet.
  • Application Deadline: Application timeframe is no longer on the rolling basis. Deadline for submitting an application is November 14 at 4 p.m. All applications will be evaluated at the same time; no longer on a first come, first serve basis.

Experienced developers have from now until 4 p.m. November 14, 2014 to submit their application to HCD.


 
 

REMINDER:
Fairfax County Wants Your Help in Planning Housing and Human Service Programs

Public Forums Begin October 8

The Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) invites you to participate in a public hearing and public forum to help identify housing and other human services needs to be addressed in the county’s FY 2016-2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, which is currently in development and will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) next year.  The public hearing and public forum will be held:

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.
12000 Government Center Parkway, Conference Rooms 9 & 10
Fairfax, Virginia  22035

If you are unable to attend the October 14 public hearing and forum but wish to provide input on these issues or other topics related to housing and human service needs, please attend this additional public forum: 

  • October 20     Affordable Housing and Human Services Needs
                          South County Government Center
                          8350 Richmond Highway, Room 221, B & C, Alexandria, VA 22309
                          5:30 – 8:45 p.m.

During the public hearing and public forums, participants will have an opportunity to make presentations and take part in small focus group discussions designed to gather information on the housing and human services needs of county residents. Be prepared to let the county know: What are your housing needs? What do you need to be able to meet your housing costs and family’s needs? What, if any, are fair housing concerns for you? What are the community development and human service needs of the county? How well is the county performing to meet those needs?

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