Fairfax County’s First-Time Homebuyer (FTHB) Program offers homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income households purchasing homes in Fairfax County. The first step in that process is to complete the First-Time Homebuyer Orientation course. The First-Time Homebuyers Orientation is an introduction to the full inventory of homebuyer programs offered by Fairfax County.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will be hosted as a LIVE EVENT on Microsoft Teams. The meeting can be accessed HERE. Participants will have the option of downloading the Windows App or using their Web Browser to view the presentation. If desired, you may CLICK HERE to download the FREE Microsoft Teams app in advance.
It is highly recommended that participants log on to the meeting no later than 6:40 p.m. to ensure that technical issues can be addressed prior to the beginning of the presentation. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and participants must attend the full session to receive credit for the course. Click here for the Orientation package for this meeting.
Visit the First-Time Homebuyers Orientation website, or call 703-246-5087, TTY 711, for additional details about this course.
Under the leadership of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), the First-Time Homebuyers (FTHB) Program has been providing affordable for-sale homes for over forty years. Homes are offered at sale prices well below the sales price of other homes in the same development. Through homeownership, families are able to establish roots in communities where they work and their children go to school, while also building equity in their home. Mortgages on FTHB homes are often significantly lower than the rents families were paying.
FTHB homes are made available primarily through the Affordable Dwelling Unit provision of the Zoning Ordinance. As a result, the FTHB program provides affordable homes without the use of taxpayer funds. FTHB Program purchasers may also be eligible for down payment assistance through the program.
Hundreds of affordably priced 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom townhouses and condominiums located throughout the county have been sold to first-time homebuyers who meet the program’s income and eligibility criteria. Families earning up to 70 percent of the federal Area Median Income (AMI) may be eligible for the FTHB program. The newer Workforce Dwelling Unit program serves incomes up to 120 percent of AMI.
Contact: Homeownership Resource Center
For more information, call 703-246-5087