Fairfax County Emergency Rent Assistance Program

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance program, tenants must meet three criteria:

 

          1. They must be experiencing income loss as a result of covid. This could include job loss, reduced hours, the need to stay at home with children because of school closure, or other reasons.

          2. The monthly rent for the property must not exceed 150% of the Fair Market Rent value. In Fairfax County, that means the rent can not be more than the values below the values in the “150% of FMR” line below:

 

Property Size

0 Bedrooms

(Studio/Efficiency)

1 Bedroom

2 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

100% of FMR

$1,513

$1,588

$1,765

$2,263

$2,742

150% of FMR

$2,270

$2,322

$2,648

$3,395

$4,113

       

  3. The monthly household income of the tenants must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. In Fairfax County, that means the household income can not be more than the values in the “Low (80%)” line below:

 

Household Size

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 People

7 People

8 People

Very Low (50% of AMI)

$44,100

$50,400

$56,700

$63,000

$68,050

$73,100

$78,150

$83,200

Low (80% of AMI)

$55,750

$63,700

$71,650

$79,600

$86,000

$92,350

$98,750

$105,100

 

Tenants that do not meet these criteria may be eligible for other assistance programs. Have them call Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, for information.

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