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Mission Statement

to develop and preserve affordable housing for limited income individuals and families and to strengthen communities in the Washington Metropolitan area

Description

RPJ Housing offers a continuum of affordable housing opportunities from multifamily rental housing, to transitional housing, affordable homeownership and volunteer home repair programs. It has built, renovated, and managed over 2,300 affordable housing units. This includes developing 428 housing units in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, of which 174 were done in partnership. RPJ Housing operates 222 affordable rental-housing units at twelve locations in Fairfax County (VA), two locations in Arlington County (VA) and two locations in Warren County (VA). Ninety six percent of the households living in these units make less than 80% of the area's median income (ami), 73% of the households make less than 50% of ami and 21% of the households make less than 30% of ami. RPJ Housing's transitional housing has provided over 230 formerly homeless singles and families a bridge between life in a shelter and permanent housing. RPJ Housing provides transitional housing services to 6 formerly homeless families at homes and apartments located in Fairfax County. Residents earn less than 30% of ami. In addition to providing affordable transitional housing, this program also offers support services designed to assist residents to move toward self-sufficiency within a two-year period. In addition, RPJ Housing organizes two volunteer home repair programs. RPJ Housing's Rebuilding Together in Fairfax and Arlington Counties, and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church utilizes about 2,200 volunteers the last weekend of April to repair 70 single-family homes owned by very-low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners or non-profit shelters/group homes. RPJ Housing's Hearts and Hammers program is a year round, volunteer home repair program that addresses small repair needs in the homes of low income homeowners in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince George's Counties and the Cities of Fairfax, Falls Church and Washington, helping about 30 households each year. These two volunteer home repair programs provide a cost-effective response to preserving existing affordable owner-occupied housing by leveraging volunteer labor and community donations. Over 52,000 volunteers have repaired 1,900 single-family homes using these programs.

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http://www.rpjhousing.org

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