Affordable Housing Initiative

The Affordable Housing Initiative at Fairfax Presbyterian Church seeks to continue the enduring mission-focused tradition of the church. Through a partnership with three other mission-focused organizations with affordable housing expertise (Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, HomeStretch and HomeAid), the church seeks to lease a portion of the northeast corner of the church's property to provide affordable land. HabitatNOVA will provide building expertise, HomeAid will provide building materials and tradesman expertise at reduced prices, and HomeStretch will provide experience in property management.  This partnership will enable—Fairfax City Council permitting—the construction of ten three–four bedroom town homes at affordable prices.

We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 in the Multi-purpose room. At each stage of the process we are in need of people who can bring different and needed skillsets to the project. Please contact Andy Blomme ( andyblomme@aol.com) to participate in this exciting neighborhood mission project. Check out the Bulletin for the most recent "Did you know" to learn more about low income families, affordable housing options, and the impact that this project will have in our community.

Affordable Housing Implementation Team (AHIT)

Project Updates

AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE

October 9, 2018 update (pdf) needs to get re uploaded to google drive

August 30, 2018 Mews concept needs to be re uploaded to google drive

February 24, 2018 concept diagram needs to get re uploaded to google drive

February 23, 2018 update (pdf) needs to get re uploaded to google drive

February 22, 2018 FAQs (pdf) needs to get re-linked to google drive

December 11, 2018 FAQs needs to get re-uploaded to church google drive

November 8, 2017 meeting minutes needs to get re-uploaded to church google drive

The wheels of progress are moving slowly—but they ARE moving! In July, the Affordable Housing Implementation Team (AHIT) learned of a new pre-application process implemented by the City of Fairfax. The new process was established to eliminate long delays caused by amendments to previous applications.

Henry Brinton and Jerry Hopkins attended the first pre-application meeting with HabitatNOVA on August 22nd to ask City staff questions about the Planned Development Application Package. The list of requirements for this application package is long, and FPC and our development partners would like to make sure we are hitting all the items on the checklist—for efficiency and cost savings. HabitatNOVA’s consultants now have several months of work in order to prepare for the application submission. During that time, FPC’s AHIT Design Sub-Committee will meet with the consultants for review of the drawings and to provide input and approval. Chuck Monnig, Chair of the AHIT Design Sub-Committee, forwarded the Design Committee’s list of requirements to HabitatNOVA in June and these requirements will be incorporated into the affordable housing design (though some items may be predetermined due to site conditions).

August 30, 2019 Update