Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, Virginia
(703) 246-5100

Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development is a public housing agency in Fairfax, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development serves Fairfax County and Fairfax.

Other Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Closed: Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (FCDHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when list list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) RAD Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. This waiting list was last open for two weeks in July 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work locally, working, elderly, and disabled.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FCRHA website, or call the office at (703) 246-5101.

Last Updated on 09/09/2018.

About Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

More information about Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/26/2018, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development manages 4,733 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 13 163 192 2,918 82 88
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $748 $1,207 $874 $1,075 $1,355 $1,030
Monthly Cost $9,724 $196,683 $167,803 $3,136,538 $111,143 $90,632

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 813 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 73 years and 5.0000000000001 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,685 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 45% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 12% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $227 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $505. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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