As people age, they can find themselves facing new or additional housing challenges. Senior households often have special housing needs related to physical disabilities/limitations, fixed incomes, and healthcare costs. This page is meant to serve as a resource to those seeking subsidized or alternative housing options as seniors.

Subsidized Housing

There are four subsidized housing developments in the northern part of Fairfax which are restricted to seniors, disabled persons, and other vulnerable groups. Rents are usually 30 percent of adjusted monthly income, 10 percent of unadjusted monthly income, or, if receiving welfare assistance, the housing costs portion of this assistance, whichever is highest.

Vest Pocket

Fairfax Vest Pocket is a group of six homes in the town of Fairfax. They provide shared living (Single Room Occupancy) to persons with disabilities, single parents, and senior citizens. Residents of each community home share a kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom. Contact if interested in becoming a resident of Vest Pocket.

Victory Village

Victory Village provides 54 independent living, affordable homes for Seniors aged 62 and older. There are 53 one-bedroom apartments (all Section 8) and one two bedroom apartment, which is a staff unit. Twenty-eight apartments are designed for residents with mobility impairments and three of these are also designed for residents with auditory or visual impairments. It opened in 2020. Visit to apply to live at Victory Village.


Adults with developmental disabilities live in a group home setting at Creekwood. The property has 12 bedrooms, and tenants share common areas. All units are rented through Buckelew Programs. Since this property was built or renovated using funding from HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, residency is usually restricted to households earning 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less with at least one member age 62 years or older. Contact if interested in becoming a resident of Creekwood.

Bennett House

Bennett House is an Independent Living (IL) senior housing community with programming from both Mercy Housing staff and other 3rd party agencies. Staff conduct outreach to all residents to assess needs and connect to resources that enable residents to live independently. It has 70 units all of which are Section 8. Contact if interested in becoming a resident at Bennet House.

Home Match

Home sharing is a living arrangement in which two or more unrelated people share a house or
apartment in a mutually beneficial situation. Front Porch designs and administers Home Match, an efficient and low-cost tool to help address the affordable housing crisis in four Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco. Homeowners or master tenants that are financially vulnerable have available rooms in their homes (called “home providers”) are matched with low- to moderate-income people seeking affordable housing local to their school or work (called “home seekers”). Providers gain supplemental income and new social connections, while seekers benefit from affordable rent in a vetted home. Marin County has partnered with the HomeMatch program to specifically help seniors screen for roommates.

To learn more about renting a room in your home or finding a room to rent, please visit HomeMatch's website here.


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