Those interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists have the opportunity to do so beginning Monday, January 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. for select properties:
One University, two-bedroom apartments, 4518 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Audubon Apartments, efficiency (studio) apartments, 7951 Audubon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22309
Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Voucher units: Two-bedroom units located at multiple sites across Fairfax County.
How to Apply
Interested individuals must apply via Rent Café, which is an online housing application portal. The link for applications will go live Monday, January 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m., on the Fairfax County Housing and Community Development website, and will remain open until Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
Instructions for using Rent Café are available in English and Spanish. Individuals who need assistance can call 703-246-5100 or come to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) office at 3700 Pender Drive in Fairfax, VA.
Not all applicants will be placed on the waiting lists. Applicants will be randomly placed on a waiting list for these programs. All applications received have an equal opportunity to be selected. Once a unit becomes available, the waiting list applicants will be contacted, screened, and determined eligible based on income level, household size, and the size of the rental unit. Households cannot currently be receiving other federal rental housing assistance to qualify.
Federal Housing Funds Make a Local Impact in Fairfax
This affordable housing opportunity is made available through two affordable rental programs:
The Project-Based Voucher program provides rental assistance to eligible households to live in rental units at specific properties. Through a contract with the owner of the unit, the FCRHA pays a portion of the monthly rent, while the household pays their portion of the monthly rent based upon 30% to 35% of adjusted gross income. The rental assistance is attached to the specific unit and remains at the property, even if the family moves. The FCRHA uses subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Project Based Voucher program.
The Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Voucher Program includes affordable homes owned by the Fairfax Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The units were built or acquired using federal funds and include townhouses, condominiums, and apartments.