Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Operating Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F

TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

Local Funding Availability for Affordable Housing

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and possesses specific powers granted by state code, including the ability to issue bonds, purchase property and make loans. As such, the FCRHA acts as Fairfax County’s local housing finance agency.  The FCRHA began a tax-exempt financing program in the late 1970s to facilitate the development and preservation of affordable housing. Through tax-exempt bond financing and, as an FHA-approved housing finance agency, the FCRHA is able to provide a vehicle for private developers to obtain low-cost mortgages to acquire, construct and rehabilitate multi-family developments. 

Fairfax County uses a variety of local, state, and federal funding sources to support the new development and preservation of Affordable Housing. More than $51.9 million is currently appropriated and is now available for multifamily affordable housing development projects.

Affordable Housing Development and Investment Fund - $31,759,182

Fairfax County makes an annual contribution of its general revenue to the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Development and Investment Fund (known as the “Housing Blueprint Fund”).  The FCRHA provides Housing Blueprint loans to developers seeking to develop or preserve affordable housing units throughout Fairfax County. 

The FCRHA is providing a minimum of $31,759,182 in Housing Blueprint Funds for affordable housing projects through this NOFA.

Tysons Housing Trust Fund - $1,237,613

The Tysons Housing Trust Fund, was created to provide affordable and workforce housing opportunities in the Tysons Urban Center. Nonresidential developments throughout Tysons contribute funds to the Tysons Housing Trust Fund on a per-square foot basis. 

The FCRHA is making $1,237,613 available for affordable housing opportunities in the Tysons Urban Center through this notice.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - $19,000,000

The Board of Supervisors has preliminarily identified $19 million in ARPA funds for this purpose. It should be noted that ARPA funds must go into deals as an equity contribution for land acquisition by the FCRHA as part of the overall deal.     

*Fiscal Year 2023 runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Funds are awarded through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process (see documentation below). Finance applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 30, 2023, or until all funds are awarded.



A pre-application conference regarding the application process was held electronically via the MS Teams platform on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 10 a.m.



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