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Waitlist Applications Now Open for Select Affordable Housing Properties in Fairfax County

Individuals interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists have the opportunity to do so September 11, 2023 through Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., for select properties in the county:


How to Apply

Interested individuals can apply online via Rent Café, from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Instructions for using Rent Café can be found here:

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Individuals who need assistance can call 703-246-5100 or come to the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development office at 3700 Pender Drive in Fairfax, VA.


Those who apply via Rent Café will be randomly placed on a waiting list for these properties. All applications received have an equal opportunity to be selected. Once a unit becomes available, the individuals on a waiting list 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.


Housing Funds Make a Local Impact in Fairfax

These affordable housing opportunities are made available through the Project Based Voucher program which provides rental assistance to eligible households to live in specific rental units. 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.



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I have made several attempts to apply online for affordable housing and finding rather disturbing when these organization put out this information for residents to apply for affordable will not be able to apply when these have where minorities people especially women of color will not be able they have set to discourage them for applying they really do not want minorities or any other people and I know several individuals such as myself are very displease here in 2023 are still being denied decent affordable housing it does not matter whether or not if a person is working or retired to be treated with a lack of respect I feel that some of the individuals.This is not right a…

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