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Up to $1.6M Available in RFP for CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing Projects - Applications Due October 6

Register Now for Pre-Proposal Conference and Technical Assistance Training - September 7, 2017

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces the availability of funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Project proposals are being solicited to acquire, develop or rehabilitate affordable housing. Preference will be given to projects that include preservation and acquisition of affordable housing and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Result in affordable housing that is accessible to disabled persons;

  • Serve extremely low-income households (at or below 30% Area Median Income (AMI));

  • Provide housing for persons experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness;

  • Provide housing for seniors (62 years and older);

  • Provide housing for youth transitioning out of foster care; and

  • Provide beneficiaries with direct access to public transportation and/or community retail centers and/or supportive services.

The funding available under this request for proposal includes a total of up to $1,622,956, consisting of $605,127 in CDBG funds and $1,017,829 in HOME funds ($229,568 of which are reserved for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDOs). Funding awarded to successful applicants must be used within 24 months of approval by the FCRHA of grant awards (i.e., project completion and fully occupied by beneficiaries). An application is available online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/rfp/fy2018rfp.htm.

Pre-Proposal Conference and Technical Assistance Training A pre-proposal conference and Technical Assistance Training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in the HCD Center Conference Room, in the Offices of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax. SPACE IS LIMITED – Please RSVP by email to rha@fairfaxcounty.gov

Pre-Proposal Conference and Technical Assistance Training Agenda 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30am          Welcome/Light Breakfast

CDBG/HOME Regulations Overview and Eligibility

Uniform Relocation Act/Voluntary Arms-Length 

Section 3/Environmental Review/Davis-Bacon 

Partnering (e.g., Project Based Vouchers, CSB)

Key Points of Fair Housing

Lead, Radon, Home Inspections

12:00pm       Lunch On Your Own

1:00pm         Remarks from HCD Senior Leadership

FY 2018 CDBG/HOME RFP and Scoring Criteria

HCD Loan Underwriting Process and Closing Documents

Ongoing CDBG and HOME Monitoring and Compliance

Questions

Closing Remarks

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