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F.C.’s Gebru Wins ADU Lottery

ADU-lottery-presentation-June-2010Falls Church resident Selam Gebru, who has a two-person household, was the winner in last week’s lottery for a one-bedroom affordable dwelling unit (ADU) in Pearson Square.

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PICTURED ARE (left to right) Steve Sprague, Housing Commissioner; Don Brobst, Housing Commission Chair; Selam Gebru, lottery winner; M.T. Gutmanis, Housing Commissioner; and Tori McKinney, Housing Commissioner. (Photo: Courtesy Barbara Gordon)

 

Falls Church resident Selam Gebru, who has a two-person household, was the winner in last week’s lottery for a one-bedroom affordable dwelling unit (ADU) in Pearson Square.

The City established the ADU Program through a zoning ordinance in 2002. The program is administered by the Housing and Human Service Division to provide affordable homeownership and rental opportunities in the City of Falls Church.

The ADUs are for-purchase or for-rent units such as condominiums and townhouses. The City negotiates with developers to sell/rent these homes at a price below the market value to households with low and moderate incomes. The rent, value and resale price of these homes is restricted for a period between 15 to 30 years. These units are located throughout Falls Church.

A person who wants to purchase or rent an ADU must apply to the Housing and Human Services Division to be certified as eligible for participation in the ADU Program. Application packets are available and accepted at Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Suite 100W, year round.

 

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