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Fairfax County Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Affordable Dwelling Unit Program
This year, Fairfax County celebrates an important affordable housing milestone– the 25th Anniversary of our Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) program. The ADU program has made affordable housing an attainable reality for many residents across Fairfax County, including in many areas where there is otherwise no affordability.
Since the program adoption by the Board of Supervisors in December 1989, with an effective date of July 31, 1990, over 2,500 ADU units have been produced, greatly helping Fairfax County avoid the concentration of poverty and giving low and moderate-income people a chance to live near job centers and public transportation countywide. Click here to read the full article.
Fairfax County Releases Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report
This report, released by the Economic, Demographic and Statistical Research Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, presents the results of the January 2014 Fairfax County Rental Housing Complex Analysis. The report summarizes data for the county as a whole, for each planning and supervisor district, and by age of complex, type of structure, and type of unit where appropriate.
To view the report, please click here.
Marian Homes Opens Residential Facility for People with Intellectual Disabilities
On June 25, 2015, just four months after beginning major renovations, Marian Homes celebrated the grand opening of its newest residential facility for people with intellectual disabilities. The home, located in Annandale (Braddock District), will be home to five individuals. Click here to read the full article.
VHDA Accessible Housing Registry
VirginiaHousingSearch.com is a statewide housing locator sponsored by the Virginia Housing Development Authority and operated by Social Serve that provides easy access to information about housing opportunities across Virginia.
Listing accessible units on this service can be a great way to find qualified tenants to fill vacancies in accessible units. Approximately 20,000 property searches are conducted each month using VirginiaHousingSearch.com. Click here to read full article.
Accessing Webinar Recording on Census Data and Fairfax County’s Immigrant and Ethnic Communities
In the June 2015 Edition of E-ffordable, the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) extended an opportunity for non-profit partners to participate in an online webinar on July 7, 2015 called “Accessing Immigrant and Ethnic Data for Fairfax County, VA” by the U.S. Census Bureau.
During the one-hour webinar, participants got an opportunity to explore some of the latest immigrant and ethnic data from the Census Bureau available for Fairfax County and learned about opportunities for free data-access trainings.
For those who were unable to participate in the webinar, a recording is online at
HUD Announces Final Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a final rule on July 8, 2015 to equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools to help them meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds. HUD will also provide additional guidance and technical assistance to facilitate local decision-making on fair housing priorities and goals for affordable housing and community development. Click here to read the full article.
The State of the Nation’s Housing Report
The State of the Nation’s Housing report, released on June 24, 2015 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, provides a periodic assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and summarizes important trends in the economics and demographics of housing.
This year’s report notes that the U.S. housing recovery lost momentum last year as homeownership rates continued to fall, single-family construction remained near historic lows, and existing home sales cooled. In contrast, rental markets continued to grow, fueled by another large increase in the number of renter households. However, with rents rising and incomes well below pre-recession levels, the U.S. is also seeing record numbers of cost-burdened renters, including more renter households higher up the income scale.
To view the report, click here.
THE FACES OF HOUSING
Cox, Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority and FACETS Join Forces to Combat Summer Learning Loss
With school out for the summer, many children are away at summer camps, taking family vacations, or out and about doing other activities to exercise their mind. However, for some, summer vacation means day after day with nowhere to go and nothing to do. This lack of summer learning activity can lead to summer learning loss.
Summer learning loss is very real for some students, particularly in families with low-income. The average summer learning loss in math and reading for American students amounts to one month per year. The National Summer Learning Association notes that it disproportionately affects students with low-incomes: they lose two months of reading skills, while their higher-income peers make slight gains. Click here to read the full article.
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