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Fairfax County Names Non-Profit Partner for Affordable Housing Program
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From Fairfax County:


June 22, 2011 – Fairfax County has named the Northern Virginia Family Service Collaborative (NVFS) as its provider for the county’s newest affordable housing program. Bridging Affordability, a key component of the Housing Blueprint, through its partnership with NVFS will leverage resources generated by the County’s housing program to provide long-term rental subsidies to 72 homeless individuals and families and an additional 303 households on the county’s affordable housing waiting lists. 


“This partnership is a great example of how Fairfax County is able to leverage its partnerships with non-profits and use revenue generated by our housing program to provide critical services to our neediest residents,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Through a highly competitive process, NVFS showed that it stands ready to partner with us to meet the ambitious goal of preventing and ending homelessness in Fairfax County.”


Through a competitive bidding process, the Collaborative was awarded the contract of $3.8 million to provide rental subsidies and other support services to individuals and families of greatest need in the county. Funding for Bridging Affordability comes from rent revenue from the Wedgewood Apartments, an affordable rental property purchased by Fairfax County in 2007 and preserved under the county’s Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative.


The NVFS Collaborative includes nine nonprofit organizations: Northern Virginia Family Service, Alternative House, FACETS, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, New Hope Housing, Reston Interfaith, Shelter House, United Community Ministries and Volunteers of America - Chesapeake.


For more information, read the announcement from the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development.

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