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2016 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • October 7, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Room
    120C (in the Government Center cafeteria on the first floor)

  • December 16, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    9 & 10

 

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September 26, 2016

e-ffordable Special Alert

FCRHA Announces the Availability of up to 100 Housing Choice Vouchers for Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBA)
Vouchers are for projects that help preserve or create local affordable housing

On September 22, 2016, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) authorized the release of up to 100 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) for Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBA). This rental assistance is intended to support projects that preserve or create new affordable housing, consistent with the goals of Fairfax County’s Housing Blueprint.

The PBA program is a component of the federally funded HCV program, which provides project-based affordable housing for very low and extremely low households. For this announcement, the FCRHA has approved up to 100 HCVs for PBA, with an expectation that 25 will be reserved for projects that preserve existing affordable housing and allow such projects to serve lower incomes; it is anticipated that the PBA for these 25 HCVs will be available within a year of award of the vouchers. The remaining 75 HCVs are expected to be available over the next year through attrition. Accordingly, the award of vouchers will constitute a forward commitment of these resources with a preference for projects that construct new affordable housing units. Applications will be eligible for additional preference if a significant number of units in the project(s) serve special needs populations, such as seniors, as described in the Housing Blueprint.

The FCRHA will rank each application based upon weighted selection criteria with overall priority in support of projects that preserve affordable housing or construct new affordable housing and meet the goals of the Housing Blueprint. The criteria include:

  • Site and Community Amenities and Supportive Services: Maximum Points - 20;
  • Owner Experience and Management: Maximum Points - 35;
  • Consistency with FCRHA Initiatives: Maximum Points - 25;
  • Feasibility of the Project: Maximum Points - 20

An information meeting for prospective developers/owners will be held on October 3, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the HCD office, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Applications will be accepted from October 3, 2016 through November 18, 2016 and a determination will be made by December 9, 2016. For more information, click here.

 

September 19, 2016

Board of Supervisors Housing Committee Meeting Scheduled for September 27

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Housing Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Rooms 9 and 10.

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 711.


Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 7

Note: Room Change


The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Room 120C (access through the Cafeteria).

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 711.


FCRHA Closes on Financing for Wexford Manor Rehab; Up to $2.9M Provided


In August 2016, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) closed on financing to preserve and rehabilitate Wexford Manor, a 74 unit affordable housing community in Falls Church, VA (Providence District).
Up to $2.9 million is being provided to New Wexford LLC and New Wexford Bond LLC, affiliates of Wesley Housing Development Corporation, in the form of a deferred loan from the FCRHA to rehabilitate the property. Funding will be used to make interior and exterior improvements, including the conversion of eight units to full accessibility and an expanded Community Resource Center for resident services and support. The community will be preserved as affordable housing for at least the next 30 years. 

Click here to read the full article.

Ground Breaking Held for Lewinsville Community Campus

On September 8, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust, in partnership with the County of Fairfax, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), and Wesley-Hamel (Wesley Housing Development Corporation and Hamel Builders) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the Lewinsville Community Campus, formally known as the Lewinsville Center.



FCRHA Re-elects Chairman and Vice-Chairman


The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) re-elected Robert Schwaninger, Mason District, and Willard Jasper, At-Large, as chairman and vice-chairman respectively, at its meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Reminder: Local and Federal Funds Totaling up to $10.7 Million* Available for the Development of Affordable Housing in Fairfax County
****Oct 7 Deadline for Some Applications****

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced the availability of up to $10.7 million* in local and federal funds for the development of affordable housing in Fairfax County. 

The $10.7 million* includes federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds and local Housing Blueprint funds.

The available funding is provided to further the goals of the FY 2017 Housing Blueprint, which supports Fairfax County’s Strategic Plan for Economic Success
*Includes funding expected to be approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in September 2016.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

RFP Deadlines for FY 2017 Affordable Housing Funds

  • Applications for Projects Using Housing Blueprint Funds will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1, 2017
  • Application Deadline for Projects Using Exclusively Federal Funds is October 7, 2016
  • Application Deadline for Projects Using Nine Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Housing Blueprint Funds is October 7, 2016


Fairfax County Releases Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report


This report, released by the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, presents the results of the January 2015 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.


HUD Expands Family Self-Sufficiency Program to Privately Owned Multifamily Properties


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced in late August that owners of privately owned apartment buildings under Section 8 contracts can now offer Family Self-Sufficiency programs to the more than one million households living in their properties. HUD will now allow owners of multifamily properties to use funding from residual receipt accounts to hire service coordinators for their own Family Self-Sufficiency program. Read HUD's notice to multifamily property owners.

Click here to read the full article.


Virginia Housing
Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant Pool

How-to-Apply Webinars

The Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant Pool is intended to reduce homelessness in the commonwealth. Applications for the program will be coming soon, and DHCD will be holding several how-to-apply webinars to discuss the application process.

Funding will be used to provide grants through eligible organizations for targeted efforts to reduce homelessness. It is anticipated that approximately $850,000 will be made available, with projects capped at no more than $100,000. Projects may include:

  • Temporary rental assistance and/or stabilization services, not to exceed one year
  • Housing stabilization services in permanent supportive housing
  • Predevelopment assistance for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals

Click here to read the full article.


Passing of FCRHA Commissioner John Betts

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Commissioner John E. Betts (Springfield District) on September 7, 2016. Commissioner Betts was first appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) by Fairfax County Supervisor, Pat Herrity (Springfield District) in March 2011. He was later reappointed in April 2013. He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Barbara Betts, father of Allison and Jonathan Betts, and son of Polly and the late Bernard Betts. He will be deeply missed by the FCRHA and the staff of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

 

 

 
     
       
 

 

 
 



 
 





 
 

 

 

 

 
       
       

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