PROGRAMS FOR HOME BUYERS
HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Program available for first-time homebuyers that can help with down payment and closing costs. This program is based on funding availability and is offered by a number of mortgage lenders in Fairfax County. Check with Bob Quarforth at George Mason Mortgage for details.
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM
Fairfax County’s First-Time Homebuyers Program (FTHB) offers affordably priced townhomes and condominiums – both new and resale – to first-time homebuyers.
The FTHB Program is a component of the Affordable Dwelling Unit Program (ADU) and has been providing opportunities to low- moderate-income households since 1992. Homes are offered at sale prices well below the sale price of other homes in the same development. The homes are sold directly by area builders or current owners and range from $70,000- $160,000 in price, depending on the type and size of the home. These townhomes and condominiums are located throughout Fairfax County within many communities that offer amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging trails and tot lots.
First-Time Homebuyer units are provided under provisions of Fairfax County’s Affordable Dwelling Unit Ordinance. Based on provisions of the ordinance, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has the right to purchase up to one-third of new affordable units offered by a developer. These units are then rented by the FCRHA to qualified households.
To see if you qualify for one of these homes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-353-1531 or register for a home buying seminar at the RIGHT.
HOME REPAIR FOR THE ELDERLY
Does Your Home Need Repair?
The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs to eligible low and moderate income elderly homeowners residing in the property, as well as accessibility modifications for disabled homeowners. Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week’s labor and provide up to $500 in materials to complete necessary repairs and maintenance. Materials are paid for by County and Federal funds.
All materials and labor for the work done under this program are provided completely FREE OF CHARGE to eligible homeowners.
Types of Repairs
These are the typical kinds of services that can be provided under this program:
- Interior and exterior painting
- Minor electrical repair and replacement
- Window and door repair
- Minor plumbing repair and replacement
- Screen replacement for windows and doors
- Installation of grab bars, railings and other accessibility devices to assist the elderly and disabled.
Emergency work cannot be provided, but expedited responses may be handled under this program. Types of repairs that are eligible include:
- Roof leaks
- Broken hot water heaters (Electrical only)
- Electrical shorts or rewiring
- Plumbing leaks
More extensive improvements or those requiring building permits or licensing will not be provided by this Home Repair for the Elderly Program