Fairfax County’s Magnet Housing Program

The Magnet Housing Pilot Program was conceived to address Fairfax County’s workforce needs and to assist residents to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  Similar to the Magnet School concept where students are enrolled based on interest and ability, the Magnet Housing Pilot Program provides short-term, affordable housing to local residents who are enrolled in an employer-sponsored training program and who will likely succeed if given some additional supports, such as affordable housing.  It is an integrated approach to enhance workforce skills and economic status by linking training, housing and supports into a single program, ultimately increasing the participants’ earnings and career options.

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