Affordable Housing In Fairfax County
Virginia

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfax County

Tysons Landing Apartments

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

Lee Overlook

6406 Paddington Ct #104
Centreville, VA
$1,406-1,622
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Dulles Center

2410 Little Current Dr
Herndon, VA
$1,379-1,583
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lindsay Hill Senior Apartments

8915 Pink Carnation Ct
Lorton, VA
$817-1,010
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Coppermine Place

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

Oak Creek Townhouses

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

Coppermine Place II

13395 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, VA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Chantilly Mews

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

Birch Island II

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

Birch Island

10322 Penny Lane Rt. 1
Wakefield, VA
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 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,287 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfax County, Virginia. Fairfax County features 1,990 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 3,297 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfax County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfax County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 5,287
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.1

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 $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 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 Fairfax County 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 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Fairfax County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2010, 30 low income apartment communities containing 3,918 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fairfax County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Fairfax County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
60% of Median $51,000 $58,260 $65,520 $72,780 $78,660 $84,480 $90,300 $96,120

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Fairfax County is $65,520 a year, or $5,460 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,460 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,638 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,063 $1,138 $1,365 $1,578 $1,760 $1,942
60% $1,275 $1,366 $1,638 $1,893 $2,112 $2,330
Fair Market Rents in Fairfax County

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

Cities In Fairfax County

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City Listings Served By
Burke 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burke is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Herndon 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herndon is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Reston 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reston is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Centreville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centreville is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mclean 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mclean is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Springfield 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lorton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Rose Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Hill is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Vienna 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Chantilly 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chantilly is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Oakton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Annandale 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Annandale is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Wakefield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wakefield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Bailey's Crossroads 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bailey's Crossroads is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Belle Haven 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Haven is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Burke Centre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burke Centre is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Clifton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Crosspointe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crosspointe is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Dranesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dranesville is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Dunn Loring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunn Loring is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fair Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Lakes is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Floris 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Floris is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fort Belvoir 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Belvoir is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fort Hunt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Hunt is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Franconia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franconia is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Franklin Farm 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Farm is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
George Mason 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves George Mason is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Great Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Great Falls is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Groveton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groveton is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Hayfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Huntington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Idylwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idylwood is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kings Park West 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kings Park West is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kingstowne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingstowne is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lake Barcroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Barcroft is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Laurel Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel Hill is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Long Branch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Branch is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mason Neck 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mason Neck is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Newington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Occoquan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Occoquan is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Pimmit Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pimmit Hills is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Ravensworth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravensworth is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Seven Corners 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seven Corners is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
South Run 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Run is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Tysons Corner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tysons Corner is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
West Falls Church 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Falls Church is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
West Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Woodburn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodburn is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Woodlawn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlawn is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fairfax Station 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax Station is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Fair Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Greenbriar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenbriar is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Hybla Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hybla Valley is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Kings Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kings Park is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Lincolnia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnia is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
McNair 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McNair is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mantua 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mantua is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Merrifield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrifield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Mount Vernon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Newington Forest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newington Forest is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
North Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Springfield is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Wolf Trap 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wolf Trap is the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.