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Mortgage Assistance Workshops to be Held July 13, 16

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:


The Hunter Mill District Office is sponsoring two workshops to help residents who may need mortgage assistance. The first workshop is Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Room 206, A/B. A second workshop will be conducted in Spanish and Vietnamese on Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. in the same location.

Accidental Fairfax Center House Fire

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:


 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., in the Fairfax Center area.  The single family home is located at 4639 Village Drive.

Fairfax County Names Non-Profit Partner for Affordable Housing Program

From Fairfax County:


June 22, 2011 – Fairfax County has named the Northern Virginia Family Service Collaborative (NVFS) as its provider for the county’s newest affordable housing program. Bridging Affordability, a key component of the Housing Blueprint, through its partnership with NVFS will leverage resources generated by the County’s housing program to provide long-term rental subsidies to 72 homeless individuals and families and an additional 303 households on the county’s affordable housing waiting lists. 


Regional Affordable Housing Expo

From Barbara Gordon:

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

With the weather getting warmer, millions of people will be playing sports or getting out in the garden. However, some may find their efforts thwarted by back pain, which can develop if they jump into things and exert themselves too quickly. The good news is that whether you are gardening or engaging in sports, there are ways you can minimize the chances of getting back pain, and ways to manage back pain if it does develop.

Should you live in your home while it’s under renovation?

From Media Oak Hill:

FAIRFAX, Va.  - Homeowners often wonder whether they should move out during renovations. The short answer:  It depends on the complexity of your project and whether you can afford to do so.

“If you are adding a second-story addition to your home, I would not recommend you stay there,” says remodeling expert, Tom Vitale, who owns Oak Hill Building & Remodeling/VCI Inc. in Fairfax, Va.