he bulk of new affordable housing to be part of the massive Tysons Corner redevelopment plan is slated for households making six figures — or close to it — according to an analysis to be unveiled Wednesday.
The plan calls for developers to set aside 20 percent of new residences in the area for households that make between 50 percent and 120 percent of the area median income — $107,500 for a family of four, according to the 2011-12 figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The bulk of that 20 percent would be distributed to those making about $70,000 to $120,000 per year, per county guidelines.
For complying with the county’s affordable housing guidelines, developers can build 20 percent more units.
Fairfax County administers sales and rentals of the units and can give priority to people who live or work in Fairfax.
The county also has the right to buy up to one-third of the units within the first three months they are available. In the case of rental units, the county has the right to lease up to one-third of them.
The county determines the market rates for both selling and leasing the properties. Purchased units are price-controlled for 30 years after the initial sale, and rental units are rent-controlled for 50 years.
Supervisor Pat Herrity, Springfield Republican, said these kinds of terms are much too favorable for people pulling down $100,000 a year.
“I support the county subsidizing housing for the mentally and physically disabled and those truly in need, but the county should not be requiring subsidies for persons making up to $120,000 per year that have housing options in Fairfax County,” Mr. Herrity said.
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