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Fast Facts:
  • The City of Fairfax was home to 24,146 people and 8,800 households in 2020. Since 2010, the city has added an average of 50 households and 70 housing units per year.
  • Thirty percent of households were renters and 48 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • The City of Fairfax met the annual production target of 214 units in 2020 with 411 units built.
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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. Joseph D. Harmon

    Council Member

  2. So P. Lim

    Council Member

  3. Janice B. Miller

    Council Member

  4. D. Thomas Ross

    Council Member

  5. Jon R. Stehle, Jr.

    Council Member

  6. Sang H. Yi

    Council Member

Housing Official

  1. Brooke Hardin

    Community Development and Planning Director