Housing and Community Development

CONTACT INFORMATION: Operating Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F
703-246-5000 TTY 711
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tom Fleetwood
HCD Director

About Us

PenderHousing-related development and assistance programs and services in Fairfax County are administered through two organizations – the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD is the agency of the Fairfax County Government which administrates the county’s affordable housing development, preservation and resident assistance programs. In addition to its role as a county department – reporting to the County Executive and Board of Supervisors – the department also serves as the staff for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA)

The FCRHA is a separate political body from Fairfax County Government and possesses specific powers granted by state law (some examples include the ability to issue of bonds, purchase property and make loans). The authority of the FCRHA is vested in 11 commissioners appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors – one representative from each supervisor district and two at-large representatives. The mission of the FCRHA is to initiate and provide opportunities for Fairfax County residents to live in safe, affordable housing and to help develop, preserve, and revitalize communities through fiscally responsible and open processes.

Information related to the FCRHA is available on their website at www.FCRHA.org, or by accessing the links below.

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority


Together, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) administer a variety of housing programs and services which aim to place housing within reach for all who desire to be a part of the Fairfax County community. There are several guiding documents which direct and support that effort:


  • The Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan represents Fairfax County’s comprehensive vision specifically for affordable housing. It includes both short- and long-term goals for fulfilling the county’s need for affordable homes. The plan and progress towards its initiatives are monitored by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, and data is reported through the Affordable Housing Dashboard available on the FCRHA website.
  • The FCRHA Strategic Plan sets and outlines a path for achieving the goals and vision for housing in Fairfax County in response to current trends and needs - working within available resources. 
  • Moving to Work Plan: The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a recognized “Moving To Work” agency – a designation reserved for high-performing housing authorities. As a Moving To Work agency, the FCRHA has prepared a Moving To Work Plan outlining strategies and initiatives to ensure that individuals and families are not only provided affordable and attractive housing, but are connected to services and support that help them succeed and become self-sufficient.  
  • The Fairfax County Consolidated Plan is a 5-year plan that describes the county’s needs, gaps in service and priorities for affordable housing, community services, homeless assistance, community development, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, and employment and economic opportunity services. The plan also incorporates available resources and strategies to meet these needs. The Consolidated Plan – and the associated One-Year Action Plan – are prepared under the leadership of the Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC)  and incorporates an intensive citizen engagement process.
    • One-Year Action Plan: Each year, the county prepares the One-Year Action Plan to outline how it will utilize several large federal grants to meet the need and priorities of the Consolidated Plan.
    • Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER): This report evaluates the county’s implementation of the previous year’s One-Year Action Plan. It includes a summary of accomplishments and an accounting of the allocation and expenditure of funds received from federal grant programs. The report is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis.



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