Thousands of Fairfax County households benefit from affordable rental options offered through the FCRHA. Whether utilizing a federal housing voucher to rent in their property of choice, or renting an affordable home owned by the FCRHA, program participants keep Fairfax County’s robust economy running. They work in hospitality, retail, food service, childcare and education, health, public safety, and countless other occupations. Affordable housing participants include families, people living with disabilities, older adults, and more.
By creating a pathway to affordable homeownership, we are providing opportunities for stability and wealth creation for qualified homebuyers in one of the country’s most competitive housing markets. Each year, the FCRHA assists families in becoming homeowners through a variety of tools including downpayment assistance loans, sales and resales of first-time homebuyer program units, and homebuyer resources and education.
Positive Economic Impact
National data show that households paying affordable rents in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) units doubled their discretionary spending, allowing to cover necessities like health insurance, debt, and increased savings.
According to the State of Virginia, affordable housing helps people achieve stability as the majority of Project Based Vouchers are used for 5 years or less.
Marissa, Moving to Work Committee Member
“Fairfax County has several housing resources, and it gave me a way to have a stable home and a better life for my kids. I feel independent now and am grateful for all I have achieved. My children are now adults, but now I’m watching them achieve their dreams. It warms my heart that I was able to provide them with opportunities.”