For the first time in more than a decade, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has opened its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist. The HCV Program (formerly “Section 8”) provides rental assistance to low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities. Eligible applicants receive vouchers that subsidize rent at private properties with participating landlords.
The waitlist opened on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. EST and will remain open through Monday, February 4, 2019 11:59 p.m. EST. Pre-applications for placement on the HCV waitlist will only be accepted online. Applicants can use any internet connected device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone, to apply at any time while the waitlist is open. Approximately 2,000 households will be selected from the application pool via a computer-generated random selection for the list.
“There is a tremendous need for affordable housing here in Fairfax County,” notes Robert Schwaninger, Chairman of the FCRHA. “Reopening the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist will give families with children, seniors, and persons with disabilities an opportunity to get much needed housing assistance."
The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has identified various locations with publicly-accessible computers for use by individuals without personal internet access. In addition, HCD will have trained staff onsite at various times to assist applicants as needed. For more information on the HCV waitlist opening and to view locations with publicly-accessible computers, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/waitlist.