Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-246-5000
TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

Finding an Affordable Home

The following resources are intended to provide potential leads and/or resources to assist you in your search for affordable housing. This is not intended to serve as a complete listing of all affordable housing available in Fairfax County. Vacancies are not guaranteed.

Emergency Housing and Rent/Utility Assistance

  • Emergency Housing Vouchers: The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) available to individuals and families that are homeless, recently homeless, at risk of homelessness, or are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.  EHVs are only available to individuals and families referred directly from the Fairfax County Continuum of Care (CoC). If you believe you may be eligible for EHV assistance and are not already connected to a homeless service provider, please go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/EmergencyVouchers for additional information.
     
  • Coordinated Services Planning is a subunit of the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. They serve to connect residents in need with county- and community-based resources to assist with rent and utility assistance, food security, and more  Please call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to be connected with a specialist.

Rental Housing

  • The Rental Assistance Demonstration Program and Housing Choice Voucher wait lists are currently closed. There are a few open waiting lists for properties with Project-Based Vouchers (see below). Please contact the community directly and ask for a Project-Based Voucher application:
    • The Lewinsville (McLean): Must be 62 years old or older. Phone: 703-442-8660; Website: www.thelewinsville.org 
    • Coppermine Place (Herndon): Must be 55 years or older, or a person with disability. Phone: 703-793-0336; Email: jhanson@whdc.org 
    • Lincolnia Senior Apartments (Alexandria): Must be 62 years old or older. Phone: 703-914-0330; Email: cwoznak@thelincolnian.com 
    • Culpepper Garden (Arlington): Two-bedroom apartment applications being accepted. Must be 62 years old or older. Phone: 703 528-0162; Email: grehkopf@culpeppergarden.org 
    • Morris Glen (Alexandria): Must be 62 years old or older. Phone: 703-719-7268; Email: mheflin@morrisglenapts.com 
    • The Arden (Alexandria): 2317 Huntington Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22303; Email: TheArden@whdc.org
    • Lake Anne House (Reston): Studio apartment applications being accepted. Must be 55 years old or older. 11444 N. Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190; Phone: 703-471-6474
    • The Residences at North Hill (Alexandria): 7201 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 20190; Website: www.ResidencesatNorthHill.com 
       
  • Fairfax County Rental Program properties are managed by on-site third-party management who administer the application process and waitlists. Click here for program information and property listings by location. Please contact each property directly for application and waitlist information.
     
  • Senior HousingThe Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority owns eight independent living communities for older adults and two assisted living communities. Click here for information about the program and property listings. 
     
  • Privately Owned Affordable Rental Housing: Fairfax County has a wide variety of “committed affordable” rental housing options where the units are not owned or operated by the county. Rents at “committed affordable” properties are guaranteed by agreement with federal, state, or local governments, to be affordable to households with low- and moderate-income for a specified period of time. Units in this category include those provided through programs like the county’s Affordable Dwelling Unit and Workforce Dwelling Unit Programs, or the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. All properties included in this section are privately owned and operated. Interested applicants should contact each participating property’s leasing office directly for inquiries related to vacancies, eligibility, applications, rents, and more.

Homeownership

Fairfax County offers two primary Affordable Homeownership Programs which provide low- and moderate-income households with the opportunity to purchase homes at prices well below market rates. Available properties are listed through both the First-Time Homebuyers Program and the Workforce Dwelling Unit Homebuyers Program. See our website for additional details at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/homeownership/programs

NOW LEASING!: The Residences at North Hill

The Residences at North Hill is a brand new family and senior rental community currently under construction in Alexandria, VA. The 279-unit development will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes. Apartments will be affordable at a variety of income tiers, and will include a modern living space and kitchen. 

Online applications are now being accepted! Visit www.ResidencesAtNorthHill.com for details

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer about the property.

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