CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Larry L. Weeks, Scott District Supervisor

November 17, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution of Intent to Make Available Surplus County Property for the Development of Affordable Housing Units

Topic Description:

In order to fulfill the intent of the Board of Supervisors to promote the development of affordable housing, it is proposed that the partnership with Fauquier Habitat for Humanity and Fauquier Housing Corporation, that developed the Botha housing units, be continued.  It is suggested that surplus County property be evaluated for the potential development for affordable housing.  

In concert with representatives of the two non-profit agencies, a number of County owned parcels in the Scott and Cedar Run Districts have been reviewed.  A nineteen-acre parcel located on Green Road has been identified for further evaluation.  

As a part of this process, it is suggested that the following guidelines be utilized.

  1. Any land transferred to an affordable housing provider may not be used as collateral for a loan.
  2. Any land transferred to an affordable housing provider may not be sold except as improved affordable housing to participants within your respective program.
  3. Only on parcel of land could be transferred to an affordable housing provider, be built out, and sold to a qualified recipient(s), before other land could be transferred.
  4. The affordable housing providers ill be granted authority by the County to perform such soil analysis and other environmental testing as is required for sanitary and other considerations prior to any transfer taking place.
  5. The suitability of any specific site will be by mutual agreement between the County and the affordable housing provider, and be in concert with all ordinances applicable to the site.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None

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

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Fauquier Housing Corporation