The original item was published from November 3, 2023 1:01 PM to November 3, 2023 1:05 PM
Loudoun County is seeking Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) from affordable housing developers to build attainable housing on county-owned land. The proposed development will take place within two-tracts of county-owned land consisting of 4.86 acres in the former Ashburn North Park and Ride lot. The process to submit RFEIs has opened with the release of the 2023 RFEI Development of County-Owned Land for Attainable Housing (PDF).
The purpose of the RFEI is to:
This is a Request for Expressions of Interest only and no award will result from the RFEI.
Housing Definitions and Needs
Affordable housing, as the term is defined in the Virginia Code section 15.2-2201, consists of housing units to serve households earning up to 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Attainable housing, as the term is defined in the Loudoun County’s Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan (UHNSP), consists of housing units to serve households earning up to 100% of AMI. The proposed development must address Loudoun County’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan and the UHNSP with the goal to provide attainable housing to households earning up to 100% of AMI.
Specific to this RFEI, the UHNSP aims to “secure land resources needed to address unmet housing needs,” and to “use public land and facilities for housing.” Loudoun County can consider the use of public land in a new way and consider making it available for the development of attainable housing. By allowing mixed-income, high-density development on high value public sites, Loudoun County can create opportunities for affordability housing and attainable housing; and ensure diverse, inclusive communities.
How to Apply
Interested applicants may email questions with the subject line “RFEI: Former Ashburn North Park and Ride Lot Questions.” Questions from respondents will be accepted until Monday, November 6, 2023, prior to 5:00 p.m. County staff will respond to questions by Tuesday,
Final submissions must be sent in PDF format via email with the subject line “RFEI: Former Ashburn North Park and Ride Submittal.” All RFEI submissions are due by Monday, November 27, 2023, prior to 5:00 p.m.
For More Information
The REFI is online here (PDF). More information is available by calling the Department of Housing and Community Development, 703-737-8323, or sending an email.
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The original item was published from September 26, 2023 3:00 PM to September 27, 2023 11:48 AM
Loudoun County is scheduled to open the waitlist for the county’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023, with the release of the preliminary application, which will be available at loudoun.gov/housingchoice. The HCV Program is a rental subsidy program funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program pays a portion of participants’ monthly rent, based on household income.
The Loudoun County Department of Housing and Community Development considers three factors when determining applicant eligibility for the waitlist: the date and time the preliminary application is received, qualification for one or all of the local waitlist preferences (listed below), and household income. In general, household income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income for an applicant to be eligible. Current income guidelines are available at loudoun.gov/ami.
The local waitlist preferences are listed below in priority order:
Vouchers are Limited
This opportunity is the first time in over a decade that Loudoun County has opened the waitlist. There are a limited number of vouchers available. Loudoun County will close the waitlist and stop accepting preliminary applications once it has been determined that applicants at the bottom of the list will have to wait at least three years before receiving a subsidy, which is estimated to be 300 preliminary applications. To learn more how this rental assistance program is administered, review the HCV Administrative Plan online at loudoun.gov/housingchoice.
How to Apply
Residents interested in participating in the HCV Program must begin by completing a preliminary application for the waitlist. Detailed information on how to complete and submit the preliminary application is online at loudoun.gov/housingchoice.
Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability or needs language assistance in order to participate in this preliminary application process, may call 703-771-5718/TTY-711.
For more information about the preliminary application process, call 703-771-5718, send an email or visit loudoun.gov/housingchoice.