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

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project-Based Voucher Program (formally known as Public Housing)

Waitlist Applications are Closed

Waitlist Applications are Currently Closed.


The FPhoto of Reston Town Center Townhomesairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) operates 1,060 units of RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration Project) Project-Based Voucher units. RAD Project-Based Voucher units are managed and maintained by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The units were built or acquired using federal funds. Units include townhouses, garden apartments and condominium units, and are located throughout the County.

The program generally serves households with incomes up to 50% of median income. Tenants pay 30-35% of their income for rent. The average income of tenant households is about $21,694 (FY 2010). The FCRHA receives an annual operating subsidy from the federal government.

For general information on the  RAD Project-Based Voucher program, you may also visit HUD's website.

Criteria Used to Determine Eligibility

HCD screens applicants to determine that they meet the qualifications for the RAD Project-Based Voucher Program by confirming information provided on the application form, including checking credit records, rental references, and police records. Residents pay 30 or 35 percent of their household income for rent. Applicants must also qualify by income, based on household size.



Local Preferences:

HCD screens applicants for eligibility under HUD rules and applies local preferences and date and time of application to determine waiting list position.

Applicants must meet all local preferences to qualify for the FCRHA Public Housing wait lists. The local preferences are:

1. Work preference* (8 points) - must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Head and spouse, or sole member is age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities;
  2. Head or spouse must be employed, attending school and/or participating in a job training program or a combination of these for at least 30 hours per week;
  3. Sole adult in the household working less than 30 hours per week and who is the primary caretaker of a disabled minor dependent.

2. Rent Burden (1 point) - must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Must earn less than 50% of the area median income based upon your family composition; or
  2. Paying more than 30% of gross annual income for rent and utilities (cable not included)

3. Residency (4 points):

  1. Head of household, spouse or co-head must reside in, work or are hired to work in the following jurisdictions:  Fairfax County, City of Falls Church,  Town of Herndon, or City of Fairfax:
  2. Head of household, spouse or co-head must have graduated from or are active participants in education and training programs designed to prepare the applicant(s) for the job market in Fairfax County, City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon, or City of Fairfax.


Note:  Person with a disability is a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, such as walking, thinking, speaking, breathing, hearing, learning, or working; (2) has a record or history of an impairment that limits a major life activity, even if the person no longer has the disability or if the disability no longer limits a major life activity; or (3) is regarded as having an impairment that limits a major life activity.

Rental Assistance Demonstration-Project-Based Voucher (RAD-PBV)

7943 Audubon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22306

Belle View
1404Belle View Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22307

Colchester Towne
7955 Audubon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22306

Old Mill Gardens
5800 Saint Gregorys Lane
Alexandria, VA 22309

Tavenner Lane
7200Tavenner Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

The Atrium
3429 Holly Hill Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22306

West Ford I
7950 Andrus Court
Alexandria, VA 22306

West Ford II
7911Fordson Rd
Alexandria, VA 22306

West Ford III
3000 Fordson Ct.
Alexandria, VA 22306

Heritage Woods
4201 Americana Drive
Annandale VA 22003

Barros Circle
6107 South Barros Court
Centreville, VA 20120

Woodland Glen
5501 Bent Maple Ln.
Centreville VA

Walney Oaks
4583 Penny Tree Pl 
Chantilly VA 20151

Armistead Park at Barkley
2937 Mainstone Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Ragan Oaks
12101 Ragan Oaks Court
Fairfax VA 22033

Water's Edge
4801 Green Duck Lane
Fairfax VA 22033

Greenwood Apartments
3077 Patrick Henry Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044

Kingsley Park
3139 Allen Street
Falls Church, VA 22042

Rosedale Manor
3401 Spring Lane
Falls Church, VA 22041

Villages at Falls Church
6232 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044

13133 Copper Brook Way
Herndon, VA 20171

Monroe Chase
2427 Monroe Chase Court
Herndon VA 20171

Sheffield Village
7685 Sheffield Village Lane
Lorton, VA 22079

2200 Castle Rock Square
Reston, VA 20191

Reston Town Center Townhouses
1800 Bowman Towne Court
Reston, VA 20190

West Glade
2100 Westglade Court
Reston, VA 20191

Greenwood II/Japonica 
6381  Racetec Place

Newington Station
8404Dampier Court
Springfield, VA 22153

Springfield Green
7094 Spring Garden Drive
Springfield, VA 22150

The Park
6440 Burwell Street
Springfield, VA 22150

Briarcliff II
2233 Briarcliff Court
Vienna, VA 22182

Virginia Station
8056 Sebon Drive
Vienna, VA 22180

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