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Hanley Family Housing

Fairfax, Virginia
2 buildings
6 family dwelling units

The Hanley Family Housing Project is comprised of two identical but separate buildings on the campus of the Katherine B. Hanley Family Shelter campus. These units are transitional housing, an intermediate step between living in a shelter and securing housing of their own. Families are charged rent and utilities, but management, supervision and subsidies are provided by Fairfax County.

Each building employs the “great house concept” appearing as one large traditional house to integrate comfortably into the adjacent community of up-scale single family houses. The project integrates the look and materials of the adjacent shelter with residential traditional details by incorporating a brick water table base, residential siding, clad double hung windows with shutters, and asphalt shingle roofs. The exterior is appointed with corner boards, a cornice with crown molding at the eaves, and window trim including casing, apron, and a frieze with crown mold.
Each building consists of three complete dwelling units: one two-story townhouse unit, 633 square feet each floor, next to two 1250 square foot apartments, each with their own exterior porch and entrance. The first floor apartment is fully accessible and many universal design features are incorporated into all the units. All units include a living area, eating area, kitchen, half bath, two bedrooms, full bath, and a laundry room.

Two of the six dwelling units, and site access to these two units, are fully accessible and meet the requirements of 2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1. These two units, by complying with 2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1, meet many of the requirements of the VHDA 2013 Requirements for the Development of Universally Designed Units.