Affordable Housing In Fairfax County
Virginia

Affordable Housing programs support 2,162 income based apartments in Fairfax County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,358 affordable apartments in Fairfax County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Fairfax County, Virginia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Fairfax County. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Fairfax County.

Tysons Landing Apartments

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

Lee Overlook

6406 Paddington Ct #104
Centreville, Virginia
$1,626-1,860
2-3 BR
Affordable

Dulles Center

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

Lindsay Hill Senior Apartments

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

Coppermine Place

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

The Apartments At North Point

11694 North Point Ct
Reston, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Oak Creek Townhouses

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

Greene Hill Estates

7600 Creedmor Dr
Springfield, Virginia
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center

1609 Great Falls St
Mclean, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Coppermine Place II

13395 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Fairfax County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Fairfax County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Annandale, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Annandale.
Affordable Housing In Belle Haven, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Belle Haven.
Affordable Housing In Burke, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Burke.
Affordable Housing In Centreville, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Centreville.
Affordable Housing In Chantilly, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Chantilly.
Affordable Housing In Franconia, VA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Franconia.
Affordable Housing In Herndon, VA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Herndon.
Affordable Housing In Lorton, VA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Lorton.
Affordable Housing In Mclean, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Mclean.
Affordable Housing In Oakton, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Oakton.
Affordable Housing In Reston, VA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Reston.
Affordable Housing In Rose Hill, VA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Rose Hill.
Affordable Housing In Springfield, VA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Springfield.
Affordable Housing In Vienna, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Vienna.
Affordable Housing In Wakefield, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Wakefield.
Affordable Housing In Woodlawn, VA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Woodlawn.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairfax County, Virginia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County features 2,162 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 3,358 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 $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 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
Fairfax County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Fairfax County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfax County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 5,520
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,162
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 $142,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfax County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfax County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfax County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfax County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800