Fairfax County and School of Business Announce A Housing Challenge

Fairfax County and the George Mason School of Business are proud to host the 2020 Housing Challenge as a means of bringing together students, residents, industry professionals, housing advocates and policy experts to provide solutions to three critical challenges facing Fairfax County in our pursuit towards enhanced home affordability – particularly for those earning low to moderate incomes. Cash prizes will be awarded to the most promising ideas and proposals!

Affordable housing is a critical priority facing Fairfax County. The anticipated growth of the community, increasing rents and only modest increases in household income means that individuals and families earning low to moderate incomes are finding it increasingly difficult to find price-appropriate housing options in the communities where they work. Fairfax County has adopted the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan ,which outlines a number of strategies along with policy and resource development opportunities that can help enhance its affordable housing portfolio; however, it is plainly clear that true success, when it comes to affordable housing, is a community-wide achievement.

Save the Dates!

Pre-Challenge Workshop: March 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Fairfax County Government Center
Room 120C (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax)

Participants will receive a basic “crash course” in affordable housing in Fairfax County and get an understanding of the policy challenges to be presented at the 2020 Housing Challenge on March 11.

2020 Housing Challenge: March 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at George Mason University’s Merten Hall, Room 1201 (4400 University Drive, Fairfax)

This full-day event will bring together individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences from all over the county to tackle three critical policy challenges facing Fairfax County and our community-wide progress towards affordable housing.  All are welcome to participate.

For more information, please click HERE.

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