Total Number of Affordable Housing Units Preserved Reaches 3,000 Three Times the Board of Supervisors’ Original 2004 Goal
Preservation of affordable rental housing has long been a concern of the Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). In 2004, the Board of Supervisors launched its Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative, calling for the preservation of 1,000 affordable housing units.
During County Fiscal Year 2017, the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the FCRHA used federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, as well as County funds, to preserve a total of 214 units via the financing of purchases by nonprofit affordable housing providers and the FCRHA. This meant that from April 2004 through June 2017, a total of 3,000 affordable housing units were preserved in Fairfax County. This is three times the Board of Supervisors’ original 2004 goal of preserving 1,000 units.
The FCRHA’s major affordable housing preservation successes since 2004 include: Janna Lee Village, 319 units (Lee District); Hollybrooke II, 98 units and Hollybrooke III, 50 units (Mason District); Coralain Gardens, 105 units (Mason District); Sunset Park Apartments, 90 units (Mason District); Mount Vernon House, 130 units (Mount Vernon District); Madison Ridge, 216 units (Sully District); Crescent Apartments, 180 units (Hunter Mill District); Wedgewood Apartments, 672 units (Mason District); Huntington Gardens, 113 units (Lee District); and Wexford Manor, 74 units (Providence District).