Housing-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.e-ffordable.org, or by accessing the links below.