Fairfax County

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Fast Facts:
  • Fairfax was home to 1,150,309 people and 411,055 households in 2020. Since 2010, the county has added an average of 1,900 households and 1,900 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-two percent of households were renters and 46 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Fairfax County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets but has established a goal for 10,000 net new affordable housing units by 2034.
  • Fairfax County has not met the annual production target of 4,070 units in the last three years. Cumulatively, Fairfax has produced a total of 7,484 units since 2019.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.

Preserve

Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Produce

Inclusionary Housing

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Housing Trust Fund

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Tax or Fee Exemptions

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Public Land

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Affordable Housing in TOD Priority

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Protect

Affordable Housing Priority

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Prevention of Displacement Priority

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Homebuyer Assistance

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Emergency Rental Assistance

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Housing First

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Local Tenant Vouchers

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Affordable Housing in All Neighborhoods

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. Bryan Hill

    County Executive

  2. Penelope Gross

    Vice Chairman - Mason District

  3. John Foust

    Supervisor - Dranesville District

  4. Walter L. Alcorn

    Supervisor - Hunter Mill District

  5. Rodney Lusk

    Supervisor - Lee District

  6. Daniel Storck

    Supervisor - Mount Vernon District

  7. Dalia Palchik

    Supervisor - Providence District

  8. Pat Herrity

    Supervisor - Springfield District

  9. Kathy Smith

    Supervisor - Sully District

  10. James R. Walkinshaw

    Supervisor - Braddock District

Equity Officer

  1. Karla Bruce

    Chief Equity Officer

Housing Officials

  1. Melissa McKenna

    Chairman, Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  2. Thomas E. Fleetwood

    Director, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development