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City of Fairfax

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Fast Facts:

  • The City of Fairfax was home to 24,835 people and had 9,308 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, the City of Fairfax has added an average of 200 people and 100 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-two percent of households were renters and 53 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • The City of Fairfax did not meet the annual production target of 214 units, with 83 new units built in 2023. Cumulatively, the City of Fairfax has produced at least 771 units since 2020, exceeding its 3-year target of 642.
Sources: Census Population and Housing Unit Estimates, Decennial Census, American Community Survey (2018-22), and the HIT survey of local jurisdictions.
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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.

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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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.