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.
     
  • Fairfax County Rental Program waiting lists are currently closed; however, the following properties are managed by third parties who administer their individual waiting lists. Please contact these communities directly to inquire about their specific waiting list:
    • Crescent Apartments (Reston): 703-471-4663
    • Gum Springs Glen (Alexandria): 703-780-9072
    • Herndon Harbor House I and II (Herndon): 703-904-9444
    • Hopkins Glen (Falls Church): 703-207-9770
    • Morris Glen (Alexandria): 703-719-7268
    • Stonegate Village Apartments (Reston): 703-620-0203
    • Mount Vernon Gardens Apartments (Alexandria): 571-388-3473\
    • Wedgewood Apartments (Annandale) and Little River Square (Annandale): 703-256-0400
       
  • Senior HousingThe Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority owns eight independent living communities for older adults and two assisted living communities. For questions about programs for older adults, please call 703-246-5002, TTY 711.
     
  • 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

Privately Owned Affordable Rental Housing

Are you looking for an affordable housing rental opportunity? If so, check out the current privately-owned rental housing available now in Reston, Herndon, and Tysons.

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