The Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC) was established in June 2021 to replace the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and create a formalized council to advise the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors regarding the county's progress on the preservation and new development of affordable housing opportunities. Originally formed in 2005 to provide oversight for the administration of funds in the original "Penny for Affordable Housing Fund," AHAC has been instrumental in establishing important housing initiatives such as the Housing Blueprint and the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan.
Recognizing that housing is foundational for all, the purpose of AHAC is to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, consistent with the One Fairfax policy, regarding:
- Implementation and achievement of the Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan
- County resource requirements identified in annual Budget Guidance and other documents that guide affordable housing development and preservation
- Policies and programs that synthesize, support, and promote county efforts related to housing affordability and homelessness