Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Operating Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F

703-246-5000
TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

Magnet Housing

The Magnet Housing Program provides attractive, well-located, affordable rental housing for contracted school teachers and bus drivers; Fire, Police, and Sheriff’s Office recruits in training; and nurses or other allied health professionals at INOVA, so they can reach their career goals while enjoying the benefit of an affordable monthly rent. The program is administered by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Participants will sign a two-year lease for all properties. Fairfax County Public Schools, Police, Fire and Rescue, Sheriff’s Office, and Inova employees will be able to rent as long as their income remains below the maximum income limit. Employment with Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, and Inova is mandatory for participation in the Magnet Housing Program.

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Properties and Rents

East Market Townhome-Style Condominiums 2 and 3-Bedroom Unit

 

East Market

East Market

East Market is located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It is also located near to major commuter routes.
 

Directions:

Directions from the East--From Route 66 West, take Exit 55, Route 7100 Fairfax County Parkway North toward Reston. At first light turn right onto Fair Lakes Parkway, follow to community on the right.

 

Fair Oaks Landing 3-Bedroom Townhomes

Fair oaks landing

Fair Oaks Landing

Fair Oaks Landing is located just minutes from major shopping, dining, entertainment and major interstates.

Directions:

Directions from the East--From Route 66 West, take exit 57, Route 50 West. Take ramp to West Ox Road/VA- 608 South. Turn left on Post Forest Drive. Community is on the right.

Legato Corner Condominiums 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units

Legato Corner

 

Legato Corner

Legato Corner is located just minutes from major shopping, dining, entertainment and major interstates. The community includes a fitness room, clubhouse, and pool.

Directions from the East--From Route 66 West, take exit 55, Route 7100 Fairfax County Parkway South towards Springfield. Turn left at the next exit, Lee Highway (Route 29) heading North. Turn left onto Legato Road. 

Wescott Ridge - 1 Bedroom/Den, 2 and 3-bedroom Units

wescott ridge

 

Wescott Ridge

Wescott Ridge is minutes from major shopping, dining, entertainment and major interstates. The community includes a fitness room, clubhouse, and pool. Currently, there are no assigned parking spaces for Magnet Housing residents. 

Directions:

Directions from the East--From Route 66 West, take exit 55, Route 7100 Fairfax County Parkway South toward Springfield. Turn left at the next exit, Lee Highway (Route 29) heading North. Turn left at Ridge Top Road. Westcott Ridge is on the left. 

Willow Oaks Townhomes - 4-Bedroom Units

willow oaks

 

Willow Oaks Townhomes

Willow Oaks is located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It is also located near major commuter routes.

Directions:

Directions from the East--From Route 66 West, take Exit 55, Route 7100 Fairfax County Parkway North toward Reston. At first light turn left onto Fair Lakes Parkway and then right onto Fair Lakes Boulevard. Turn left onto Federal Systems Park Drive and right onto Swallowtail Place. 

Charleston Square - 3-Bedroom Unit

Charleston Square

Charleston Square

Charleston Square is located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It is also located near to major commuter routes.

Directions:

Directions from the East--From I-495, exit Route 66 West. Take Exit 57-A onto US-50 toward Fairfax. Make a right onto Waples Mill Road and follow to a right on Random Hills Road. Charleston Square is on the right. 

Glenwood Mews - 3 and 4-Bedroom Townhomes

 

Glenwood Mews

 

Glenwood Mews

Glenwood Mews is conveniently located near Inova Mount Vernon and Inova Alexandria hospitals and just minutes from major shopping, dining, entertainment and interstates.

Directions:

Glenwood Mews is located in Alexandria, Virginia at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Old Telegraph Road. The neighborhood is easily accessible from I-495. 

There are four unit sizes (1, 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms) available at the properties listed below. The rents, not including utilities (gas and electric), are:

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Eligibility

The FCRHA has partnered with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, and Police Departments, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, and Inova Health System to provide affordable rental housing in Fairfax County. This opportunity is being provided to contracted school teachers, bus drivers, as well as, Fire, Police, and Sheriff’s Office recruits in training, and nurses or other allied health professionals (pharmacy or respiratory, physical, and occupational therapy) that support patient care working at Inova. Homeowners are not eligible and pets are not allowed in the Magnet Housing Program. Additional partners and properties could be added in the future.

At time of application, you must meet the eligibility requirements above. Gross household income from all sources must not be below the minimum or exceed the maximum income limits shown below, based on household size:

Income Limits

  Westcott Ridge & Willow Oaks Glenwood Mews Legato Corner, East Market,
Fair Oaks Landing,
& Charleston Square
1-Person Household Min: $28,750
Max: $70,560
Min: $28,750
Max: $55,750
Min: $28,750
Max: $61,750
2-Person Household Min: $32,900
Max: $80,640
Min: $32,900
Max: $63,700
Min: $32,900
Max: $70,600
3-Person Household Min: $37,000
Max: $90,720
Min: $37,000
Max: $71,650
Min: $37,000
Max: $79,400
4-Person Household Min: $41,000
Max: $100,800
Min: $41,100
Max: $79,600
Min: $41,100
Max: $88,200
5-Person Household Min: $44,400
​​​​​​​Max: $108,880
Min: $44,400
​​​​​​​Max: $86,000
Min: $44,400
​​​​​​​Max: $95,300
6-Person Household Min: $47,700
​​​​​​​Max: $116,960
Min: $47,700
​​​​​​​Max: $92,350
Min: $47,700
​​​​​​​Max: $102,350

 

How to Apply

To apply for the Magnet Housing Program, you must complete the pre-application and fax the application to the Housing Application Center at 703-653-1382. You must report any changes in writing to the Housing Application Center while you are on the waiting list.

When a unit is available, the Vacancy Coordinator will contact the next applicant on the waiting list. HCD will screen applicants for suitability for the program, including credit check, criminal background, and rental references. Applicants must also income qualify (must be below the maximum and above the minimum income) for their household size when entering the program. Applicants will be processed by date of initial application.

HCD will offer units to qualified applicants as appropriate, according to unit size, time of vacancy, need of applicants on waiting list, and the needs of the applicant.

 

Questions?

For more information about the program, contact Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Application Center at 703-246-5072 or send us an email at: dhcdapplicants@fairfaxcounty.gov

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