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Fairfax supervisors to seek federal funding for housing matters

Nearly $40 million would be used for variety of initiatives

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development will apply for $39.55 million in federal grant funding, pending expected authorization May 21 by the county’s Board of Supervisors.

The moneys would come from the Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The county government would use the funds to rehabilitate and replace existing housing units, improve infrastructure, plan initiatives, provide resident and community services, and offer resilience activities.

The county, which must apply for the grant by June 5, also would use the moneys to help home-site renters and manufactured-housing tenants with land and site acquisition. The grant would not require a local cash match or the creation of new positions.

Fairfax County has eight manufactured-housing communities with a total of about 1,750 units, which are located in several magisterial districts.