Affordable Housing to Accept Waitlist Applications from Older Adults Nov. 13-19, 2023

Affordable Housing to Accept Waitlist Applications from Older Adults Nov. 13-19, 2023

Older adults interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists will have the opportunity Nov. 13-19, 2023 for select properties in the county.

The Fallstead: One-bedroom apartments for older adults (ages 62+) located at 1609 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101

One University Senior (The Belmont): One-bedroom apartments for older adults (ages 62+) to be located at 4518 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. This property is currently under construction.

How to Apply: Interested individuals can apply via Rent Café, which is an online housing application portal. The link for applications will go live at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 on the Fairfax County Housing and Community Development website, and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.

Instructions for using Rent Café can be found here Individuals who need assistance can call 703-246-5100 or come to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) office at 3700 Pender Drive in Fairfax, VA.

Applicants will be randomly placed on a waiting list for these properties. All applications received have an equal opportunity to be selected. Once a unit becomes available, the waiting list applicants will be contacted, screened, and determined eligible based on income level, household size, and the size of the rental unit. Households cannot currently be receiving other federal rental housing assistance to qualify.

Federal Housing Funds Make a Local Impact in Fairfax

This affordable housing opportunity is made available through the “Project Based Voucher” program which provides rental assistance to eligible households to live in specific rental units. Through a contract with the owner of the unit, the FCRHA pays a portion of the monthly rent, while the household pays their portion of the monthly rent based upon 30% to 35% of adjusted gross income. The rental assistance is attached to the specific unit and remains at the property, even if the family moves. The FCRHA uses subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Project Based Voucher program.