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

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 $31.9 million is currently appropriated and is now available for multi-family affordable housing development projects.

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 $34,782,862 in Housing Blueprint Funds for affordable housing projects through this NOFA.

$500,000 to support predevelopment and construction costs for housing projects that include permanent supportive housing (PSH) units.

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 $349,288 available for affordable housing opportunities in the Tysons Urban Center through this notice.

$1,068,206 additional allocation for new construction and preservation

$131,916 additional allocation for the provision of affordable housing prioritized for older adults and/or for persons with disabilities.  

Fairfax County receives an allocation of CDBG funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually. These funds are available through this NOFA for use in the acquisition, rehabilitation, preservation, and new construction of affordable housing. For more information about CDBG see the Code of Federal Regulations Title 24, Part 570 at www.hud.gov.

HOME funds are allocated annually to Fairfax County by HUD. The HOME funds available through this NOFA may be used for the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of affordable rental or homeownership projects. For more information about HOME see the Code of Federal Regulations Title 24, Part 92 at www.hud.gov.

HOME-ARP funds are an extension of the HOME Program authorized by the American Rescue Plan. They are specifically intended to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. All four qualifying populations identified by HUD in Notice CPD-21-10 are eligible to be served by rental housing supported by HOME-ARP funds. Fairfax County intends to give preference to people defined as “Homeless” in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 91.5, and prioritize people defined as “Chronically Homeless” in the same regulations.

*Fiscal Year 2024 runs from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

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, 2024, or until all funds are awarded.



A pre-application conference was held on September 18, 2023 at 3:30pm at HCD, located at 3700 Pender Drive, HCD Center (1st Floor), Fairfax, VA 22030. Click here for the video recording.



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