Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Happy Holidays! Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Closed for the Upcoming Holidays
Fairfax County Government offices will be closed December 24 - 25 and January 1 in observance of the holiday season. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!
Special Alert: Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting is December 18
The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) scheduled for Friday, December 18, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Rooms 4 and 5.
AHAC’s 2016 meeting schedule can be viewed on e-ffordable.org.
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.
Lake Anne Revitalization and Crescent Apartments
Fairfax County releases statement concerning the planned redevelopment of the Crescent Apartments and the revitalization of Lake Anne Village. Click here to view more information.
HUD Announces New Rule Making Public Housing Smoke-Free
Proposed Rule Open for Public Comment for 60 Days
On November 12, 2015, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule to make the nation’s public housing properties entirely smoke-free. HUD’s proposed rule would require more than 3,100 public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to implement smoke-free policies in their developments within 18 months of the final rule. Read HUD’s proposed rule.
Under HUD’s proposed rule, PHAs must implement a policy prohibiting lit tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars or pipes) in all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and all outdoor areas within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. HUD is seeking public comment on this proposed rule for the next 60 days. Click here to read the full article.
FCRHA Authorizes Deferred Loans to Five Non-profit Organizations for Affordable Housing Acquisition
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has authorized over $1.9 million in loans to five local non-profit organizations using federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The loans were part of a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in October 2015. The RFP stated that preference would be given to projects that were ready to proceed, served an extremely low-income, special needs population, and incorporated goals as outlined in Fairfax County’s Consolidated Plan and the Housing Blueprint, among other criteria. Click here to read the full article.
FCRHA Awards Project-Based Vouchers in Two Competitive Processes
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) recently awarded Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) in two competitive processes in response to the FCRHA’s Request for Proposals (RFP).
PBVs are utilized as a means to promote voucher utilization and expand housing opportunities for low-income households in Fairfax County and provides assistance that is attached to specific units. The subsidy remains with the unit even when a tenant moves out; making it available for the next eligible family that moves into the unit. Click here to read the full article.
Fairfax County Wants Your Input in the next Community Needs Assessment!
Make a difference in the health of your community by participating in a brief anonymous survey! Inova Health System is conducting a community health needs assessment to identify and address the greatest health and healthcare issues in our communities. The results will inform community health improvement efforts across the region.
The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete and is open through December 31, 2015. Click on the language of your choice to participate: English, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Because it is important to gather as much input as possible, please share this with your friends and everyone who lives, works, or plays in Northern Virginia. Thank you for your time and input!
For more information on Inova’s Community Health Needs Assessment, contact Rachel Lynch at Rachel.Lynch@inova.org.
To get involved in community health improvement efforts in the Fairfax Community, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/livehealthy/.