Small Area Fair Market Rents
HUD established Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) to provide Housing Choice Voucher tenants with more options on where to live – giving them access to areas of high opportunity and lower poverty areas.
SAFMRs are calculated at the ZIP code level. This is different from Fair Market Rents, which reflect the average cost of affordable housing in a larger metropolitan area. We provide SAFMRs to specific areas in Northern Virginia. For more details, contact: ContactHCVP@VirginiaHousing.com