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Fairfax County Releases Results of 2020 Rental Housing Complex Analysis

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  • There were 83,077 rental apartments and townhouses in Fairfax County (up 1.9% from the previous year),

  • 10,800 units were located in subsidized complexes.

  • Average monthly rent for housing complexes without subsidies was $1,787 (This is $90 lower than reported in the previous year).

  • The Workforce Dwelling Units (WDUs) and Affordable Dwelling Units (ADUs) rental programs provide qualified households the opportunity to live at a reduced rent in some privately-owned and operated market rate apartments. There were 1,950 WDUs and ADUs in January 2020. About 47 percent of these ADUs and WDUs were one-bedroom units and 34 percent were two-bedroom units.

This is just a sampling of the data released with Fairfax County’s 2020 Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report*.

The annual Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report provides summary level data on a variety of rental housing topics including inventory of rental units, vacancy rate, monthly rental costs, and more. Information is broken down by supervisor districts, planning districts, age of complex, unit type, structure type and year. Information found in the report is frequently used for a variety of purposes including cost of living analysis, housing eligibility and more.

The Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report is prepared annually by the Economic, Demographic and Statistical Research Unit of the Department of Management and Budget. Questions regarding this report may be submitted via email to

* The report supplies data available as of January 2020.

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