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Senior Rental Assistance

“Because of medical issues, I found my fixed income was insufficient to cover my rent and food. CFH provided an application and handled it in a dignified and confidential manner. I am so grateful for CFH’s commitment to support senior citizens and individuals who might otherwise become a burden to their families or to the community.” – Marsha, Recipient of CFH’s Virginia Ely Senior Rental Assistance Program.

We believe every person in our community deserves to live independently. CFH’s Virginia Ely Senior Rental Assistance Program provides rental subsidies to senior citizens who qualify to live in Fairfax County-owned facilities and whose incomes are insufficient to sustain an apartment. A maximum of 40% of a participant’s income can be used for rent; this program will pay the balance.

By having sufficient funds to pay their rent at select retirement facilities in Fairfax County, participating seniors have more financial freedom for nutritious meals, medical needs and more interaction with their loved ones.

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Security Deposit Assistance

“Thank you so much for everything and to your organization for helping me and my family. We are so grateful and appreciative for the assistance.” – Recipient, CFH’s Edie Streett Security Deposit Assistance Program.

Transitioning from a homeless or temporary situation into stable housing is life-changing. Sometimes, the lack of a security deposit prevents someone from getting into a safe, stable rental home.

Regardless of where you want to rent in the CFH Service Area, CFH may be able to contribute up to $200 towards a security deposit to move into rental housing. Recipients who are able to repay the funds they received provide enough funding to help about five new applicants each year.

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Affordable Rental Homes

“It has been a pleasure being a tenant of CFH’s, and I have greatly appreciated the care you have shown me and the apartment I have called home these past few years.” – 6-Year Tenant, CFH Affordable Rental Homes.

Transitioning from a homeless or temporary situation into stable housing is life-changing. For some people, renting may be a better option than buying a home. CFH can help.

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Homeownership Solutions

Lawrence, a man with disabilities, had never had an opportunity to own a home. He came to CFH and asked if there was a possibility that he could pursue homeownership through one of our programs. CFH staff worked with him to ensure that he understood the responsibilities and nuances of purchasing, financing and maintaining a home. We walked him through the application process and provided support all the way through to settlement. Lawrence now owns an affordable home that is near his doctors.

Celebrate new beginnings! CFH has a variety of options for people pursuing home ownership. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
CFH obtains and remodels foreclosed properties before offering them to qualified homebuyers with a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Contact us to learn more about CFH Homes for Sale currently available through our Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

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CHOICES Life Skills

“I have put myself on a very strict budget and am sticking with it. Now, for the first time in years I have been able to put money into a savings account on a regular basis. I have always wanted to be a Registered nurse and am working on going back to school in order to make this dream come true. Since taking my class through CFH, I have calculated that it is going to take me about $60,000.00 per year in salary in order for me to succeed. I know that one step at a time, my dream can become a reality.” – Tanya, Graduate of CFH’s CHOICES program.

Obtaining stable housing requires planning and work. Our CHOICES program is designed to motivate and inspire the change that is needed to bring stability. CHOICES teaches basic life skills necessary for individuals and families to be self-sufficient. Created as a 16-week program to be taught by trained individuals or organizations, the curriculum can be customized to meet specific needs of participants. Modules cover four areas that create opportunities for success.

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