Moving To Work (MTW) is a federal program authorized by Congress in in the late 1990’s; the goal of MTW is to give limited number of local public housing agencies the flexibility to try out new and more efficient ways of delivering affordable housing.
Fairfax County is a great place to live, work, and play, however, it remains one of the highest cost areas for housing in the nation. Over the last decade, Fairfax County has experienced unprecedented increases in the cost of for-sale housing and a significant decrease in affordable rental housing. In addition, according to data from George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, the county will need thousands more homes affordable to new workers – earning a range of incomes – to meet the need associated with projected job growth over the next 20 years. A reasonably healthy job market and above average housing prices (compared to the rest of the country) will continue to make Fairfax County a profoundly challenging housing market. In an effort to address this challenge, the county is leading the development of a Communitywide Housing Strategic Plan. A plan shaped by the community for the community. You are critical to the creation and success of this plan.
Home Repair for the Elderly Program for Elderly and Disabled Adults
The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs to eligible low and moderate income elderly homeowners residing in the property, as well as accessibility modifications for disabled homeowners. Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week's labor and provide up to $500 in materials to complete necessary repairs and maintenance. Materials are paid for by County and Federal funds.