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

Affordable Homeownership

Affordable HomeownershipFor more than 40 years, Fairfax County has provided homeownership assistance to thousands of low- to moderate-income homebuyers seeking to achieve the American dream of homeownership. We know that buying a home can be a very complex and confusing process - especially in the Fairfax County housing market - but we have a variety of resources and trained experts that can help you all along the way. Through our programs we can:

  • Provide access for low- and moderate-income households to homes at below-market prices through the Affordable Dwelling Unit and Workforce Dwelling Unit programs.
  • Provide avenues for down payment assistance, lowering interest rates, and reducing mortgage principal for qualified homebuyers (as funding is available)
  • Provide pre- and post-purchase counseling

The First-Time Homebuyer and Workforce Dwelling Unit Homebuyer Waiting Lists Temporarily Closed

The First-Time Homebuyer and Workforce Dwelling Unit Homebuyer Waiting Lists will be temporarily closed from November 20, 2023, through March 1, 2024, and will not accept any new applications. Please check this website after March 1, 2024, for the Waiting Lists to reopen. Only applicants with a valid Passport to Homeownership may enter the unit drawings. 

Although the Waiting Lists will be temporarily closed, you may complete the Virginia Housing Homebuyer Education in preparation for the waiting list to reopen.

All applicants must complete a Homebuyer Education Course offered by Virginia Housing. You may see all available classes online at www.virginiahousing.com/homebuyers. There is no cost to attend this class. All attendees will be provided with a certificate of completion which will need to be submitted as part of your application materials.



Our staff are ready and able to assist you with your homeownership questions and needs. Please email us at FTHBhomeownership@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call us at 703-246-5087. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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