Having access to housing that is affordable is an essential component for individuals and families across Fairfax County. Whether you rent or own your home, it plays a critical role in your ability to achieve positive outcomes for your health and wellbeing, security, individual development, and economic stability.
Beginning on June 7, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will be accepting online preliminary applications for placement on the waiting list for publicly owned housing through the Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Voucher program (RAD-PBV). Online applications will be accepted from June 7 at 8 a.m., through June 13, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Applicants may submit applications using a computer, tablet or smart phone.
The FCRHA owns 1,060 townhomes, garden apartments and condominiums through the RAD-PBV program which generally serves households earning less than 50 percent the area median income (approximately $60,000 for a family of four). Units are available with up to four bedrooms. Tenants pay between 30 and 35 percent of their income for rent and the FCRHA receives a Federal subsidy to cover the remaining sum. Individuals receiving a unit through the program must meet all eligibility criteria at the time they are offered a home.
Applicants who complete the preliminary application during the two-week application window will be entered into a computerized random drawing where approximately 2,500 households will be randomly selected to be added to the waitlist. It is expected that the FCRHA will be able to serve all eligible households from this pool of applicants in about two to three years.
Those applicants who may need assistance to obtain computer access, can find free access to a computer or WiFi for their wireless device at branches of the Fairfax County Public Library. Branches are currently open for Express Services; daily visits are limited to 30 minutes. For details about Public Library access, branch locations or more, please call 703-324-3100, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
For more program details and application instructions, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/RADApplications.