The following is a list of affordable housing resources. These organizations are not affiliated with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
VHDA is a not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Phone: 703-246-5100, TTY: 711, Email: [email protected]
Fairfax County Homeownership Resource Center
Provides access to both computers and staff members to help first-time home buyers in their home search. Located in the Redevelopment Housing Authority Building.
3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, Virginia. 22030.
Phone: 703-246-5087. Email: f[email protected]
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday except Wednesdays: 1-4 p.m.
Arlington County Housing Division
Phone: 703-228-3765; Email: [email protected]
Arlington County Housing Grants & Tax Relief
Phone: 703-228-1350; Email: [email protected]
Arlington County Housing Vouchers
Phone: 703-228-1450; Email: [email protected]
2909 South 16th St
Arlington, VA 22204
Arlington Home Ownership Made Easier (AHOME) offers free home ownership classes for first time home buyers. Upon completion, participants will receive a Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) certificate.
All classes are held on Saturdays from 9AM – 3PM at Walter Reed Community Center.
You need to attend only one class. VHDA certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the class. To register for all workshops and dates, call AHOME at 703-527-3854 or [email protected] or visit www.ahomeinc.org.
Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia
6231 Leesburg Pike, Suite 410
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: (703) 372-5440 TDD: 711; Email: [email protected]
Following is a list of HUD approved housing counseling agencies that provide assistance to homeowners in Northern Virginia:
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc.
12320 Parklawn Dr. #239
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-760-7636, Email: [email protected]
Britepaths financial literacy classes are in partnership with Fairfax County Human Services and the Homeownership and Relocation Services Division of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. In addition, Britepaths offers a six-month financial mentoring program for motivated clients, and a free Financial Counseling Clinic most months of the year.
Britepaths offers a free budgeting class every month in different locations around Fairfax County. Check web site, http://odbfairfax.org/, for the dates and location of classes. Contact Marcelle Miles, Financial Literacy Manager, at 703-273-8829 to register.
Hispanic Committee of Virginia (Fairfax County)
5827 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Hispanic Committee of Virginia (Arlington County)
2049 N. 15th Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201
Homeownership Preservation Foundation
Northern Virginia Urban League
This is a financial literacy partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Human Services and the Homeownership and Relocation Services Division of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development.
1315 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Northern Virginia Urban League offers the six week Credit Smart classes in Alexandria. Classes held at the South County Government Center.
8350 Richmond Highway, 2nd floor conference center
Alexandria, VA 22309
For more information and to reserve a seat, please call 202-320-0571. In order to get a certificate, attendees must complete the entire series.
- Your Credit and Why It Is Important; Understanding Credit Scoring
- Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit; Avoiding Credit Traps
- Managing Your Money; Goal Setting; Banking Services–An Important Step
- Thinking like a Lender
- Becoming a Homeowner
- Preserving Homeownership; Protecting Your Investment
Homeowners facing foreclosure may also call the Homeownership Division of the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5087, weekdays from 8-4:30 p.m., or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/foreclosures.
This information can be requested in an alternate format by calling 703-279-7309, TTY 711.
Fairfax County Rental Program (FCRP)
FCRP includes all rental property owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and developed with funds other than Public Housing funds. This program includes housing for families, single persons, seniors, and supportive housing for special populations.
Some developments have FHA-insured, reduced rate mortgages and some units receive Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8 Program) subsidies, making them affordable to lower income households. FCRP serves a wide range of low to moderate income households. Except for Housing Choice Voucher assisted units, all units have a minimum rent requirement and thus a minimum income for eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/rentalhousingprograms/fcrp.htm.