Affordable Housing In Fairfax

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfax

Briarcliff Townhomes

10726 West Dr Apt 101
Fairfax, VA
Income Based
1-4 BR

Cla Homes II

13104 Pavilion Ln
Fairfax, VA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pathway Visions

9473 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA
Disabled Supportive Housing

West Wood Oaks

10730 West Dr
Fairfax, VA

Yorkville Coop

3146 Draper Dr
Fairfax, VA

Robinson Square

10700 Saint Johns Pl
Fairfax, VA

Ragan Oaks

12101 Ragan Oaks Ct
Fairfax, VA
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Housing Authorities that serve Fairfax

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfax, Virginia

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 525 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfax, Virginia. Fairfax features 525 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfax.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fairfax, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 525
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 525
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $105,297 ±$7,530
Median Rent $1,692 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 7.27pp
Total Population 23,402

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfax is a City in Virginia with a population of 23,402. There are 8,467 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 30.02% of households in Fairfax are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfax

The median gross income for households in Fairfax is $105,297 a year, or $8,775 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfax, a household making less than $5,640 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfax.1

Area Median Income In Fairfax

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Fairfax, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Fairfax

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Fairfax HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfax

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450
Fair Market Rents in Fairfax

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707