The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Silver Lining Plus program, which will help first-time home buyers purchase foreclosed homes.
The program will use $2.8 million in federal funds to help put 140 foreclosed homes back into circulation.
The program also will allow non-profit groups to buy foreclosures with low interest rates. They will then rent the units to low-income residents.
Prince William County is developing a similar program with $4.1 million.