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Affordable Housing In Fairfax County
Virginia

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfax County

Tysons Landing Apartments

1840A Tysons Landing Ct
Mclean, Virginia
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Lee Overlook

6406 Paddington Ct #104
Centreville, Virginia
$1,406-1,622
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Dulles Center

2410 Little Current Dr
Herndon, Virginia
$1,379-1,583
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lindsay Hill Senior Apartments

8915 Pink Carnation Ct
Lorton, Virginia
$817-1,010
1-2 BR
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Coppermine Place

13391 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Oak Creek Townhouses

9923 A Oak Creek Townhouses
Oakton, Virginia
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Coppermine Place II

13395 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Chantilly Mews

4151 Chantilly Lace Ct
Chantilly, Virginia
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Birch Island II

10322 Penny Lane Rt. 1
Wakefield, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Birch Island

10322 Penny Lane Rt. 1
Wakefield, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Fairfax County

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 County, Virginia

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,652 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County features 1,990 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 County, Virginia

There are 3,662 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfax County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfax County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfax County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Fairfax County.

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

2020 Fairfax County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfax County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 5,652
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,990
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $112,552 ±$1,041
Median Rent $1,747 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.24% ± 1.18pp
Total Population 1,128,722

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfax County is a county in Virginia with a population of 1,128,722. There are 392,355 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 32.28% of households in Fairfax County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfax County

The median gross income for households in Fairfax County is $112,552 a year, or $9,379 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfax County, a household making less than $5,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfax County.

Area Median Income In Fairfax County

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 County, 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 County

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 County

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

Cities In Fairfax County

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City Served By
Annandale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Annandale is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Bailey's Crossroads The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bailey's Crossroads is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Belle Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Haven is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Burke The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burke is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Burke Centre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burke Centre is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Centreville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centreville is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Chantilly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chantilly is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Crosspointe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crosspointe is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Dranesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dranesville is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Dunn Loring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunn Loring is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fair Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Lakes is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fair Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fairfax Station The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax Station is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Floris The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Floris is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fort Belvoir The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Belvoir is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fort Hunt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Hunt is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Franconia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franconia is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Franklin Farm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Farm is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
George Mason The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves George Mason is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Great Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Great Falls is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Greenbriar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenbriar is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Groveton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groveton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Hayfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Herndon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herndon is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Huntington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Hybla Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hybla Valley is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Idylwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idylwood is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kings Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kings Park is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kings Park West The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kings Park West is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kingstowne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingstowne is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lake Barcroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Barcroft is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Laurel Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel Hill is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lincolnia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnia is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Long Branch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Branch is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lorton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mantua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mantua is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mason Neck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mason Neck is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mclean The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mclean is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
McNair The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McNair is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Merrifield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrifield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mount Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Newington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Newington Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington Forest is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
North Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Oak Hill
Oakton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Occoquan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Occoquan is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Pimmit Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pimmit Hills is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Ravensworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravensworth is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Reston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reston is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Rose Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Hill is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Seven Corners The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seven Corners is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
South Run The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Run is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Tysons Corner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tysons Corner is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Wakefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wakefield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
West Falls Church The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Falls Church is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
West Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Wolf Trap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wolf Trap is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Woodburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodburn is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Woodlawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlawn is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.