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Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Homeownership programs. As of June 12th, 2021, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Fairfax County and Fairfax.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Voucher Open Now
City and County of Fairfax, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/.

Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (703) 246-5100.

Open Now: Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am, until June 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Work preference (8 points) - must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Head and spouse, or sole member is age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities.
    • Head or spouse must be employed, attending school and/or participating in a job training program or a combination of these for at least 30 hours per week;
    • Sole adult in the household working less than 30 hours per week and who is the primary caretaker of a disabled minor dependent.
  • Rent Burden (1 point) - must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Must earn less than 50% of the area median income based upon your family composition; or
    • Paying more than 30% of gross annual income for rent and utilities (cable not included)
  • Residency (4 points):

    • Head of household, spouse or co-head must reside in, work or are hired to work in the following jurisdictions:  Fairfax County, City of Falls Church,  Town of Herndon, or City of Fairfax:
    • Head of household, spouse or co-head must have graduated from or are active participants in education and training programs designed to prepare the applicant(s) for the job market in Fairfax County, City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon, or City of Fairfax.

2,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FCRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FCRHA on June 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City and County of Fairfax, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via email to dhcdapplicants@fairfaxcounty.gov; or call (703) 246-5100, TTY 711.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/08/2021.

Other Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: City and County of Fairfax, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week from January until February, 2019. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless, Working/Employed, Live or Work Locally, Rent Burdened.

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

The Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list random lottery selection was completed on March 5, 2019. Email notifications were sent on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

For more information, visit the FCRHA website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

About Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/.

Representatives of Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (703) 246-5100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of June 12th, 2021, it is not known if Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 06/26/2018, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority 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 Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 5,308 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2 17 166 387 3,107 74 94
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,566 $701 $1,274 $1,136 $1,129 $1,486 $1,070
Monthly Cost $3,132 $11,924 $211,553 $439,779 $3,507,166 $109,982 $100,621

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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 Redevelopment and Housing Authority 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 Redevelopment and Housing Authority 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Tavenner Lane

7200 Tavenner Ln
Alexandria, Virginia

Ragan Oaks

12101 Ragan Oaks Ct
Fairfax, Virginia

Greenwood Apartments

6170 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia

Kingsley Park

3071 Monticello Dr
Falls Church, Virginia

Rosedale Manor

3419 Spring Ln
Falls Church, Virginia

The Green Apartments

2108 Westglade Ct
Reston, Virginia

Audubon Apartments

3429 Holly Hill Rd
Alexandria, Virginia

Villages of Falls Church

4359 Americana Dr
Annandale, Virginia

Robinson Square

10700 Saint Johns Pl
Fairfax, Virginia

Old Mill

7997 Audubon Ave
Alexandria, Virginia

Westford Sec III

7911 Fordson Rd
Alexandria, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

The Residences at North Hill

7201 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, Virginia
Family & Senior