Local Nonprofits Receive Over $3.7M in Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant Funds

Dec 19, 2016

FCRHA Awards Funding for Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Rental Housing for Low-Income Households

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has awarded over $3.7 million in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to five local non-profit organizations in Fairfax County.

The funding, totaling over $3.7 million, is comprised of $2,413,274 in CDBG, $1,072,671 in HOME and $226,472 in Community Housing Development Organization funds. The money will be used by the non-profit organizations for the acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing for low-income households at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is approximately 54,300 a year for a family of four.

The five local non-profits that were awarded this funding are:

Pathway Homes, Inc, ($1,766,765):  Pathway, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing non-time-limited housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disabilities, was awarded $1,766,765 to acquire eleven 1-bedroom condominium units. Scattered throughout Fairfax County, the 1-bedroom units will provide affordable housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless or precariously housed with incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI and who have special needs related to mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, or intellectual disorders. Supportive services will be provided by Pathway through a partnership with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB).

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services ($624,132):  Good Shepherd is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1974 that has operated for over 42 years serving the Fairfax County community. They were awarded $624,132 to acquire and renovate three condominium units (one 1-bedroom, one 2-bedroom and one 3-bedroom condominium) in a targeted area of Alexandria. Residents will be provided rental housing as well as services to support their progress toward self-sufficiency. These units wll serve one elderly tenant and two families with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI.

Community Havens, Inc. ($605,000):  Community Havens, a non-profit 501(c)(3) affiliate company of Community Residences, provides residential housing, social skills training and other services to residents with a wide range of disabilities. They were awarded $605,000 to acquire and renovate one 4-bedroom single family home.

Marian Homes, Inc. ($570,000):  Marian is a non-profit 501(c)(3) chartered to provide housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Marian currently owns four group homes in Fairfax County and has partnered with Chimes, another non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide support services to the residents. The FCRHA awarded them $570,000 to acquire and renovate their fifth home in Fairfax County.

Cornerstones Housing Corporation ($146,520): Cornerstones Housing Corporation (CHC), formerly Reston Interfaith Housing Corporation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that owns 55 scattered site affordable housing townhomes and condominiums. CHC is awarded $146,520 to renovate 32 scattered site townhouse and condominium units located in Reston, Herndon, and Centreville that are owned by them. All 32 units serve households at or below 50 percent of AMI, with ten serving households at or below 30 percent of AMI.