THURSDAY 2/18: Lottery for Affordable Housing Units

A lottery for two affordable housing units at Pearson Square Apartments will occur Thursday Feb. 18 at 6:30pm at the Falls Church Community Center.

The City’s official notice of the drawing follows below.

AFFORDABLE DWELLING UNIT (ADU) PROGRAM

The ADU lottery has been rescheduled for 6:30pm, Thursday, February 18th, 2010 in the Art room in the Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA.

Housing and Human Services is proud to have a two bedroom/two bathroom + den (1,338 sq. ft.) and a one bedroom/one bathroom + den (937 sq. ft.) available for rent at Pearson Square ($1,309 and $1,155 per month plus utilities and parking).

Application Qualifications 

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.
  • Total Household liquid assets can not exceed $30,000.
  • All applicants must have a minimum credit score of 620.
  • Total household income must be between 50-80% of the Area Medium Income (AMI).
  • Priority will be given to City residents. 

Income limits 02-04-10 

Number of Persons in the Household          1                      2                      3                      4

Minimum Annual Income 50% AMI      $35,945           $41,080           $46,215           $51,350

Maximum Annual Income 80% AMI     $57,512           $65,728           $73,944          $82,160


Applications are available and will be accepted until NOON Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Falls Church City Hall, Housing and Human Services Division, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA  22046, Suite W-100. To learn more please call the Housing and Human Services Division at (703) 248-5005, TTY 711.

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February 11, 2010 

Comments

5 Responses to “THURSDAY 2/18: Lottery for Affordable Housing Units”

  1. Andy Rankin (Falls Church) on February 9th, 2010 9:39 pm

    I have two quick questions about this program:

    1) What does it mean that priority will be given to City residents? Do they get more ping pong balls in the lottery (like the NBA draft) or would current residents (who qualify) get the units before non-residents would have any shot at the lottery?

    2) Has anyone considered giving priority (either on the same level as current residents or just below) to people who work in the City? Seems like a great way to reduce traffic and help the environment, not to mention build an even more cohesive community.

  2. Susan on February 12th, 2010 6:14 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Susan

    http://dclottery.info

  3. Kevin Denton, Falls Church on February 12th, 2010 1:02 pm

    Andy, I am the Housing Specialist with the City. We use tickets vs. ping pong balls but priority and rank determine the amount of tickets a client is able to enter.

    Priority in the ADU program is as follows:

    1) Priority One (City Residents that are Seniors or Persons with Disabilities): applicants who are 62 years of age or older or who are disabled that live in the City or live and work in or for the City of Falls Church. Below is the ranking order for Priority One:

    A. Seniors or persons w/disabilities who live in and work for the City (9 tickets).
    B. Seniors or persons w/disabilities who live in and work in the City (8 tickets).
    C. Seniors or persons w/disabilities who live in the City (7 tickets).

    2) Priority Two (City Residents): applicants who live in the City and work in or for the City of Falls Church. Below is the ranking order for Priority Two:

    D. People who live in and work for the City (6 tickets).
    E. People who live in and work in the City (5 tickets).
    F. People who live in the City (4 tickets).

    3) Priority Three (Workers in the City): applicants whose work place is located in the City or who are employed by the City of Falls Church. Below is the ranking order for Priority Three:

    G. Seniors or persons w/disabilities who work for the City (3 tickets).
    H. People who work for the City (3 tickets).
    I. Seniors or persons w/ disabilities who work in the City (2 tickets).
    J. People who work in the City (2 tickets).

    4) Priority Four (No Relation to the City): applicants who do not live in nor work in the City. Below is the ranking order for Priority Four:

    K. Seniors or persons w/disabilities who do not live and work in the City (1 tickets).
    L. People who do not live and work in the City (1 tickets).

    I hope this is clear. Fell free to direct any other questions to me at 703-248-5124.

  4. Andy Rankin (Falls Church) on February 12th, 2010 3:45 pm

    Kevin, that is very clear and very helpful! Sounds like a pretty good system and the rankings are in an order I agree with. The only change I might like to see would be to double or triple each ticket level except the one for people with no connection to the City. Is there a process for suggesting a change to the levels/tickets?

    My specific angle on this is getting more people who work in the City to also live in the City. In my opinion that makes for a great community – and it cuts down on traffic, parking, pollution, etc. I’m biased on this topic because I own a business in the City (although most of my employees wouldn’t qualify for this housing because they exceed the income limits).

  5. Ebony Reaves Aurora,Co on December 17th, 2018 5:04 pm

    I Ebony Reaves is trying to get in housing ,I’m homeless and have kids i would like to be excepted into housing please.

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