June 8, 2018
Opening of Waitlist for Former Public Housing Properties
For the first time in more than a decade, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCHRA) will be opening the RAD (formerly Public Housing) Waitlist on July 10, 2018 for a period of two weeks.
The FCRHA owns, operates, and maintains, using federal funding, 1,060 RAD housing units. These units provide safe, affordable housing options to low-income households in Fairfax County. The existing Waitlist was closed in 2007, and the FCRHA is pleased to announce that approximately 2,000 households will be randomly selected to be added to the waitlist. It is expected that the FCHRA will be able to serve all eligible households from this pool of applicants in about two to three years.
The Waitlist application process will be conducted online, at any time between July 10th and July 23rd from any Internet-connected device. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has identified various locations with publicly-accessible computers for use by individuals without personal Internet access, and HCD has established specific times that trained staff will be onsite to assist applicants as needed.
HCD is working with various County agencies and non-profit partners to inform prospective Waitlist applicants of the opportunity, using social media, outreach to the traditional media outlets, outreach to various interested groups, and flyers posted at sites throughout the County.