"While other communities are addressing the housing crisis primarily with counseling and such financial help as utility payment assistance, Fairfax is plunging deeper into the issue by agreeing to spend more than $10 million of local tax dollars toward the purchase of as many as 200 foreclosed homes. The county will purchase 10 homes outright; the rest will be purchased directly by qualifying buyers with the help of government-backed, low-interest loans. Buyers will be eligible for subsidized mortgages as well as low-interest second trusts of up to $70,000. Most of the assistance will be directed to first-time buyers earning up $75,600, or 80 percent of the area median income. Most purchases will be limited to $385,000 and will exclude condominiums".There are 16 reader comments so far at the Washington Post's website, and all of them are negative about this new program.