Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Fairfax County, VA

Discover affordable housing in Fairfax County where there are 52+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Lee Overlook

6406 Paddington Ct #104, Centreville, Virginia 20121

bed 2-3
payment $1626-1860/mo.

Dulles Center

2410 Little Current Dr, Herndon, Virginia 20171

bed 2-3
payment $1379-1583/mo.

Lindsay Hill Senior Apartments

8915 Pink Carnation Ct, Lorton, Virginia 22079

bed 1-2

Chantilly Mews

4151 Chantilly Lace Ct, Chantilly, Virginia 22021

bed 1-3

Coppermine Place II

13395 Coppermine Rd, Herndon, Virginia 20171

bed 1-2

Birch Island I & II

10322 Penny Lane Rt. 1, Wakefield, Virginia 23888

bed 1
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Tysons Landing Apartments

1840A Tysons Landing Ct, Mclean, Virginia 22102

bed 1-3

Oak Creek Townhouses

9923 A Oak Creek Townhouses, Oakton, Virginia 22124

bed 1-3

Coppermine Place

13391 Coppermine Rd, Herndon, Virginia 20171

bed 1-2

The Apartments At North Point

11694 North Point Ct, Reston, Virginia 20194

bed 1-3

Crevenna Oaks

10550 Oak Bluff Ct, Burke, Virginia 22015

bed 2-3

The Abbey at South Riding

43001 Thoroughgood Dr, Chantilly, Virginia 20152

Forest Glen Senior Apartments

14401 Woodmere Ct, Centreville, Virginia 20120

bed 1-2
payment $1375-1675/mo.

Summit Oaks

10550 Oak Bluff Ct, Burke, Virginia 22015

bed 2-3
payment $2100/mo.

The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center

1609 Great Falls St, Mclean, Virginia 22101

bed 1-2

Madison Ridge

14806 Rydell Rd, Centreville, Virginia 20121

bed 1-2

Liberty Crest

9380 Quadrangle Street, Lorton, Virginia 22079

bed 1-2
payment $1265/mo.

Island Walk

1701 Torrey Pines Ct, Reston, Virginia 20190

bed 2-4

Cedar Ridge Apartments

1601 Becontree Ln, Reston, Virginia 20190

Westminster Oaks

8200 Beech Monarch Ct, Springfield, Virginia 22153

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Fairfax County, Virginia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Fairfax County, Virginia
$38.73/hour
$26.73 (+223%) more than Virginia minimum wage and $31.48 (+434%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Homeownership programs for Fairfax County, Virginia.

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

How many renters live in Fairfax County, Virginia?

The County of Fairfax County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 29.95 percent of the population living in Fairfax County.

What is the rental market like in Fairfax County, Virginia?

There are an estimated housing units in the Fairfax County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Fairfax County, Virginia, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Fairfax County?

The rental vacancy rate in Fairfax County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Fairfax County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fairfax County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
8,821 35,076 47,183 30,197 8,907
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fairfax County

A large number of apartments in Fairfax County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Fairfax County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,772 to $3,015. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,772
One BR $1,803
Two BR $2,045
Three BR $2,544
Four BR $3,015
2024 Fair Market Rents in Fairfax County, Virginia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Fairfax County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 2,033 23 percent
One BR 7,749 22 percent
Two BR 4,796 10 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Fairfax County, Virginia

How many affordable rental units are in Fairfax County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Fairfax County, Virginia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Fairfax County, Virginia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County features 2,193 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 3,059 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 $1,841 and $2,250.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.