Homeownership has long been considered a quintessential component of the “American Dream.” For many, owning a home provides stability, security, and a key investment towards building wealth for themselves and their posterity. In any case, the ability to live in a home that is affordable is an essential component towards achieving successful outcomes in nearly every aspect of our lives.
Fairfax County is an expensive housing market, but for more than 40 years, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has provided assistance to thousands of low- and moderate-income homebuyers to purchase homes in the county.
“The FCRHA is active in providing assistance and advancing opportunities for affordable housing at every stage of the housing continuum – including support for people experiencing or at-risk for homelessness, affordable rental programs, and homeownership. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live in a safe, decent, and affordable home that serves as a springboard to success in their individual pursuits. Our homeownership programs serve as a gateway for low- and moderate-income households to be in a position to purchase a home that can serve as a foundation for their economic growth and success and lead to even more options down the road.”
Melissa McKenna, Chairman
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Fairfax County Homebuyer Programs connect prospective buyers to affordable homes through two main programs – the Workforce Dwelling Unit (WDU) Program and the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program. Essentially, these programs allow developers to include more units of housing in their proposed development plans in return for their committing a percentage of the units in their community to be priced affordably to households at income tiers ranging from below 70 percent up to 120 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). ADUs and WDUs can be provided as either “rental” or “for-sale” units. The for-sale homes are sold through our Homebuyer Programs: