Affordable Dwelling Unit Lottery Applications Now Accepted for New Northgate Apartments

June 21, 2013 3:16 PM2 comments

The City of Falls Church Housing and Human Services is accepting lottery applications for seven two-bedroom apartments at the new Northgate Apartments (450 N. Washington St.) under the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Rental Program. The lottery will take place in August 2013, exact time and date to be determined.

Each unit will be available as early as October (expected availability date). If the lease starts in calendar year 2013, the rent will be $1,290 plus utilities. To qualify, applicants must fulfill all of the following:

• All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.

• Total household liquid assets can not exceed $40,000.

• All applicants must have a minimum credit score of 620.

• Total household income must be between 50 to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI):

o 1 Person Household: $37,600 to $46,750

o 2 Person Household: $42,950 to $53,400

o 3 Person Household: $48,300 to $60,100

o 4 Person Household: $53.650 to $66,750

Priority will be given to current City residents and employees.

Applications will be accepted until noon on August 2 and are available via the City’s website (www.fallschurchva.gov/ADU) and Housing and Human Services (City Hall, 300 Park Ave., G Level, Falls Church, VA 22046)

For more information, call Housing and Human Services at 703-248-5005, TTY 711 or email at hhsinfo@fallschurchva.gov.

  • FallsChurchCitizen

    I sincerely hope that priority is given to our young school teachers and other civil servants. I’m curious, though…how exactly is “priority” given in a lottery? Why not simply make these available to City employees/teachers for an initial period and then hold a lottery for any remaining units?

    • D_Wayne_Jones

      The link in the article reveals:

      Priority One (City Residents that are Seniors or Persons with Disabilities):
      A. Seniors/persons w/disabilities who live in & work for the City (9 tickets).
      B. Seniors/persons w/disabilities who live in & work in the City (8 tickets).
      C. Seniors/persons w/disabilities who live in the City (7 tickets).

      Priority Two (City Residents):
      D. People who live in & work for the City (6 tickets).
      E. People who live in & work in the City (5 tickets).
      F. People who live in the City (4 tickets).

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

      Priority Four (No Relation to the City):
      K. Seniors/ persons w/disabilities who do not live & work in the City (1 ticket).
      L. People who do not live and work in the City (1 ticket).

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