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Affordable Housing In Fairfax

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfax

Briarcliff Townhomes

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

Cla Homes II

13104 Pavilion Ln
Fairfax, Virginia
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pathway Visions

9473 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, Virginia
Disabled Supportive Housing

West Wood Oaks

10730 West Dr
Fairfax, Virginia

Yorkville Coop

3146 Draper Dr
Fairfax, Virginia

Robinson Square

10700 Saint Johns Pl
Fairfax, Virginia

Ragan Oaks

12101 Ragan Oaks Ct
Fairfax, Virginia
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax features 525 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Fairfax, Virginia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfax.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfax, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfax landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fairfax.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfax, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,536 and $1,878.

2020 Fairfax, Virginia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707
Payment Standard Range $1,311 to $1,603 $1,350 to $1,650 $1,536 to $1,878 $1,994 to $2,437 $2,436 to $2,978

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.

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 $126,000

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 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 $26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% of Median $55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100