Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM M-F

TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (formerly Section 8)

The way to receive a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) is through our lottery program. When a family wishes to receive rental assistance, the family must submit an application, when the waitlist is open. The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) randomly selects applicants and assigns them a position on the waitlist. Currently the FCRHA’s HCV Waiting List is closed. The FCRHA will provide notice through a variety of media outlets when it reopens.


About the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (formerly Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income families with their housing needs. Participants in the HCV program receive assistance to rent private market apartments. Participants find their own apartment, condominium, townhome or single-family homes.

Participants pay approximately 30-35% of their adjusted income towards rent, which is paid directly to their landlord. The FCRHA pays the balance to the landlord.



Applicant families must meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify for the program.

  • Meet HUD’s definition of a family
  • Meet income limits specified by HUD
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or eligible immigrant status
  • Provide social security number information
  • Sign required consent forms
  • Pass screening process

Frequently Asked Questions  - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program







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