# Department of Housing and Community Development
Since 1966, its mission has been to provide safe, affordable homes for the residents of Fairfax County; and to assist the disabled and senior members of our community. Through its efforts nearly 20,000 people live in stable environments, including teachers, first responders and nurses who serve our County every day. Through its outreach, non-profit partners are able to join in this effort and provide necessary care for people with special needs. And with its assistance many people are able to purchase their first home.
program_outcome: Affordable Housing
service: Economic Development and Community Development
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities