CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Ray Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District

March 18, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department:

Judith L. Risdon, Management Analyst

Management Analysis

Topic: A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE APPLICATION FOR FUNDS FROM HUD   SECTION 202 AND SECTION 811 PROGRAMS BY THE BIRMINGHAM GREEN ADULT CARE RESIDENCE

 

Topic Description:

 

Birmingham Green is a public facility that is owned by five jurisdictions: the Counties of Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun, and the City of Alexandria.  Their respective departments of Social Services make referrals to Birmingham Green.  The facility does not take any long term private pay residents.  Currently, Fauquier County has several citizens in residence. 

The current assisted living facility was constructed in 1926, and was enlarged in the 1940ís and 1950ís. The current facility suffers serious overcrowding and physical deficiencies as well as accessibility inadequacies.  It has never undergone a complete retrofitting since opening or expanding its capacity and the result is a facility that is physically and functionally obsolete.   

The need for the type of services offered by Birmingham Green is rapidly growing throughout Northern Virginia, and the region cannot handle the demand.  Many people are being placed outside our region, away from families and friends because there is no other suitable place for them to go.   

Birmingham Green is seeking funding through HUD Section 202 and Section 811 programs for the purpose of replacing the existing 75-year old facility with an expanded facility that would serve 120 individuals.  The Section 202 program serves elderly citizens, and the Section 811 program serves a younger population, typically older adult children whose parents have either died, or are incapable of caring for their disabled children.  No state or local matching funds are required for these grants. 

The application process strongly encourages letters of support from public officials and community leaders.  The entire Northern Virginia General Assembly delegation is being approached on this matter, as are the Boards of Supervisors of each of the owner jurisdictions.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No known negative financial impact to Fauquier County

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 Birmingham Green

Department of Social Services

Letter of Support