Office of Housing, City of Alexandria, VA

Office of Housing, City of Alexandria, VA The Office of Housing coordinates and administers housing-related programs and services and makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on housing policy and affordable housing investments.
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It's going to get cold tonight. The City's Winter Shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness is open...
03/02/2021

It's going to get cold tonight. The City's Winter Shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness is open in two locations. A shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) is serving single adults and another at Carpenter's Shelter (930 North Henry St.) is serving families. The program ensures that guests have a warm, clean and safe environment to retreat from the elements of winter at night. The locations are open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily regardless of weather conditions. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/49636.

¿Está interesado en comprar una casa en el norte de Virginia? Obtenga más información sobre el mercado de bienes raíces ...
02/26/2021

¿Está interesado en comprar una casa en el norte de Virginia? Obtenga más información sobre el mercado de bienes raíces en un seminario virtual gratuito en el Northern Virginia Housing Expo. Participe en esta sesión para aprender acerca del mercado inmobiliario en el Norte de Virginia.
Analizaremos el estado actual del mercado inmobiliario local, tendencias actuales y proyecciones.

Sabado, 13 de marzo * 11 am Íngles * 1pm Español

Para más información visite novahousingexpo.org

Interested in buying a home in Northern Virginia? Learn about the current local real estate market in a free webinar at ...
02/26/2021

Interested in buying a home in Northern Virginia? Learn about the current local real estate market in a free webinar at the virtual Northern Virginia Housing expo! Get information about the present housing market, current trends, and what the future might look like.

The webinar will be on Saturday, March 13. An English language version will be at 11am and a Spanish language one will be at 1pm.

For more information or to register, visit www.novahousingexpo.org

02/25/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the national housing crisis. Life events such as losing a job or an unexpected health crisis are putting many at risk of eviction, foreclosure and homelessness. Learn how the City of Alexandria is helping those affected by the housing crisis and share those resources with others. alexandriava.gov/housing

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.), open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. today, February 19, is available for warming. The Wint...
02/19/2021

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.), open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. today, February 19, is available for warming. The Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) will have extended hours tomorrow, February 20, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day. For information about nighttime winter shelters visit alexandriava.gov/49636.

The Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to provide relief from the col...
02/18/2021

The Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day. For information about nighttime winter shelters visit alexandriava.gov/49636.

Residents needing assistance with past due balances on their primary heating bill can apply for Crisis Assistance up to ...
02/17/2021

Residents needing assistance with past due balances on their primary heating bill can apply for Crisis Assistance up to March 15 through commonhelp.virginia.gov or by calling the Enterprise Customer Call Center at 855.635.4370. Since utility companies are currently not issuing disconnect notices due to the pandemic, disconnection notices are not required this year, but there must be an outstanding balance due on the bill. Income limits apply. For questions or assistance, call DCHS at 703.746.5700 or text 703.346.5599. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/115054. Virginia residents can also apply for food stamps (SNAP), medical assistance such as FAMIS and Medicaid, child care assistance and cash assistance (TANF) through CommonHelp.

As a reminder, the City's Winter Shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness is open in two locations...
02/16/2021

As a reminder, the City's Winter Shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness is open in two locations. A shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) is serving single adults and another at Carpenter's Shelter (930 North Henry St.) is serving families. The program ensures that guests have a warm, clean and safe environment to retreat from the elements of winter at night. The locations are open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily regardless of weather conditions. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/49636.

News :: The Virginia Department of Housing is no longer be accepting applications for mortgage payment assistance. New f...
02/16/2021
Eviction Prevention Programs, Resources and Information

News :: The Virginia Department of Housing is no longer be accepting applications for mortgage payment assistance. New federal funding does not cover mortgage assistance, and other funding relief sources have been exhausted. Homeowners who are unable to make mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic can visit alexandriava.gov/114737 for resources and additional information.

The Office of Housing is continuing its programming and services. Do not hesitate to contact us at 703.746.4990! Resources for renters, homeowners, and landlords are available to assist in response to COVID-19.

MAÑANA:¿Se Enfrenta a Desalojo o Ejecución Hipotecaria?¡Atienda a un seminario virtual gratis! Aprenda sus derechos y op...
02/12/2021
2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo

MAÑANA:

¿Se Enfrenta a Desalojo o Ejecución Hipotecaria?

¡Atienda a un seminario virtual gratis! Aprenda sus derechos y opciones para evitar el desalojo o la ejecución hipotecaria durante el COVID-19.

Sabado, 13 de Febrero 2021
11 AM – Ingles, 1 PM Español
Regístrese en novahousingexpo.org

Esta sesión proporcionará información útil para inquilinos y propietarios de viviendas que enfrentan desalojo o ejecución hipotecaria durante esta pandemia. Los temas cubiertos incluirán:
• Estadísticas sobre desalojos / ejecuciones hipotecarias en la región
• Leyes de desalojo del estado de Virginia
• Moratorias de COVID y actualizaciones federales
• Recursos disponibles en todo el estado para evitar de desalojo
• Servicios legales disponibles para inquilinos afectados
• Algunos pasos que una persona puede tomar si enfrenta un desalojo o una ejecución hipotecaria

11TH EVENTO ANUAL
NORTHERN VIRGINIA HOUSING EXPO

The Northern Virginia Virtual Housing Expo

02/12/2021
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TOMORROW:

ARE YOU FACING EVICTION OR FORECLOSURE?

Learn about your right and options at free virtual webinar at the 11th Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 • 11 AM English • 1 PM Spanish
Register at novahousingexpo.com

This session will provide useful information for renters and homeowners facing eviction or foreclosure during this pandemic. Topics covered will include:
• Statistics regarding eviction/foreclosure in the region
• State of Virginia eviction laws
• COVID moratoriums and federal updates
• Resources available statewide for eviction relief
• Legal services available for impacted tenants

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.) and the Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) are open today, Feb...
02/12/2021

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.) and the Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) are open today, February 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day. For information about nighttime winter shelters visit alexandriava.gov/49636.

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.) and the Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) are open today, Feb...
02/11/2021

Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St.) and the Winter Shelter at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.) are open today, February 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day. For information about nighttime winter shelters visit alexandriava.gov/49636.

The Ramsey Homes: An Example of Early Public Housing in Alexandria-Symposium Thursday, February 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Free...
02/09/2021
Ramsey Homes Symposium

The Ramsey Homes: An Example of Early Public Housing in Alexandria-Symposium

Thursday, February 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Free via Zoom, Register for each session here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/info/default.aspx?id=119979

The City of Alexandria invites the general public, especially residents of Parker-Gray, to a symposium on the Ramsey Homes, which served as affordable housing units from 1953 to 2018. Originally built as temporary housing for African American war industry workers in the 1940s, the homes served as permanent affordable housing for Alexandria residents for 65 years. The Ramsey Homes were located in the heart of the Parker-Gray Historic District and the African American enclave known as Uptown. This symposium tackles issues of race and equity in housing, of community and community memory, segregation’s impact on the African American workforce and the landscape of public housing. The Covid-19 pandemic has made America understand the importance of access to affordable housing, transportation and amenities for all. This symposium examines Alexandria’s public housing history and the strides made in making Alexandria a livable and welcoming community.

The symposium will combine panel discussions on the building’s role in architectural history, as well as a presentation on the residents who lived there for more than six decades. Panelists include historian Krystyn Moon, architectural historian Anna Maas, genealogist Char McCargo Bah, civil engineer John Dumsick, and architects Al Cox and Purvi Irwin. A virtual tour of the new project will follow the presentations. Participants can register here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/info/default.aspx?id=119979

Register separately for each of the three sessions of this free virtual symposium.

02/09/2021
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ARE YOU FACING EVICTION OR FORECLOSURE?

Learn about your right and options at free virtual webinar at the 11th Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 • 11 AM English • 1 PM Spanish
Register at novahousingexpo.com

This session will provide useful information for renters and homeowners facing eviction or foreclosure during this pandemic. Topics covered will include:
• Statistics regarding eviction/foreclosure in the region
• State of Virginia eviction laws
• COVID moratoriums and federal updates
• Resources available statewide for eviction relief
• Legal services available for impacted tenants

¿Se Enfrenta a Desalojo o Ejecución Hipotecaria?¡Atienda a un seminario virtual gratis! Aprenda sus derechos y opciones ...
02/09/2021
2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo

¿Se Enfrenta a Desalojo o Ejecución Hipotecaria?

¡Atienda a un seminario virtual gratis! Aprenda sus derechos y opciones para evitar el desalojo o la ejecución hipotecaria durante el COVID-19.

Sabado, 13 de Febrero 2021
11 AM – Ingles, 1 PM Español
Regístrese en novahousingexpo.org

Esta sesión proporcionará información útil para inquilinos y propietarios de viviendas que enfrentan desalojo o ejecución hipotecaria durante esta pandemia. Los temas cubiertos incluirán:
• Estadísticas sobre desalojos / ejecuciones hipotecarias en la región
• Leyes de desalojo del estado de Virginia
• Moratorias de COVID y actualizaciones federales
• Recursos disponibles en todo el estado para evitar de desalojo
• Servicios legales disponibles para inquilinos afectados
• Algunos pasos que una persona puede tomar si enfrenta un desalojo o una ejecución hipotecaria

11TH EVENTO ANUAL
NORTHERN VIRGINIA HOUSING EXPO

The Northern Virginia Virtual Housing Expo

Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment due to COVID-19 related loss of income? The current deadline for landlor...
02/08/2021
Eviction Prevention Programs, Resources and Information

Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment due to COVID-19 related loss of income? The current deadline for landlords to apply for the state's Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, to cover overdue rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended to March 1. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/114737.

The Office of Housing is continuing its programming and services. Do not hesitate to contact us at 703.746.4990! Resources for renters, homeowners, and landlords are available to assist in response to COVID-19.

The CDC moratorium on residential evictions and HUD's Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for FHA-insured mortgages have...
02/04/2021

The CDC moratorium on residential evictions and HUD's Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for FHA-insured mortgages have both been extended through March 31. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying issues of housing insecurity for many Americans. Keeping people in their homes and out of congregate settings, like shelters, is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Alexandrians who have received eviction notices can call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990 for assistance. Learn more about the moratoriums and resources for renters, homeowners and landlords at alexandriava.gov/Housing.

From our partners at the Department of Community and Human Services:Residents needing assistance with past due balances ...
02/03/2021

From our partners at the Department of Community and Human Services:

Residents needing assistance with past due balances on their primary heating bill can apply for Crisis Assistance up to March 15 through commonhelp.virginia.gov or by calling the Enterprise Customer Call Center at 855.635.4370. Since utility companies are currently not issuing disconnect notices due to the pandemic, disconnection notices are not required this year, but there must be an outstanding balance due on the bill. Income limits apply. For questions or assistance, call DCHS at 703.746.5700 or text 703.346.5599. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/115054. Virginia residents can also apply for food stamps (SNAP), medical assistance such as FAMIS and Medicaid, child care assistance and cash assistance (TANF) through CommonHelp.

02/03/2021

Looking for your first home? We have the following units available to qualified first-time homebuyers:

First, there is a 1-bed, 1-bath unit at Parkfairfax for $288,937. An end unit with hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, and plentiful windows, it's perfect for a single person or couple.

Next, we have a 2-bed, 2-bath unit at EOS-21 for $199,900. It has a generous size living room, two walk-in closets, and a second bedroom perfect for a kid's room or home office.

Finally, there is a 2-bed, 1-bath unit at Saxony Sq for $203,427. With a balcony overlooking a shaded courtyard, a walk-in closet with built-in storage, and all utilities included in the condo fee, it's a must see. Plus, up to $70,000 in City assistance is available for the purchase.

Down payment and closing cost assistance is available for all units for qualified buyers who live or work in the city of Alexandria.

For more information about the properties and our assistance program visit: https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=74590

The Office of Housing has received the 2020 National Community Development Association's prestigious Audrey Nelson Commu...
02/03/2021

The Office of Housing has received the 2020 National Community Development Association's prestigious Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for the Bloom/Carpenter's Shelter, funded with federal Home Investment Partnership Program money. This innovative project co-locates affordable housing with a shelter for unhoused persons.

Read more about the project and the award here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=74634#CityReceives2020AudreyNelsonCommunityDevelopmentAward

City of Alexandria warming centers are open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the...
02/01/2021
City of Alexandria Offers Warming Centers in Response to Predicted Cold Temperatures

City of Alexandria warming centers are open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day. For times and locations, visit alexandriava.gov/120076. For information about nighttime winter shelters visit alexandriava.gov/49636.

The City will offer warming centers through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day.

Looking for resources and information related to renting or buying a home for the first time in Northern Virginia? Check...
02/01/2021

Looking for resources and information related to renting or buying a home for the first time in Northern Virginia? Check out the virtual 2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo! This free, online public event is available all year at NoVaHousingExpo.org and features monthly workshops and exhibits designed to educate participants about COVID-19 related housing assistance, being prepared for buying or renting, understanding and improving credit scores, improving energy efficiency and more. The virtual expo also offers confidential individual financial counselling and provides a 24-hour Exhibitor Hall featuring lenders, property management companies, developers, contractors, real estate agents, service providers, local jurisdictions and more. For more information about this and other housing resources and assistance, visit alexandriava.gov/Housing.

NEWS :: The City will offer warming centers through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community me...
01/29/2021
City of Alexandria Offers Warming Centers in Response to Predicted Cold Temperatures

NEWS :: The City will offer warming centers through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day.

In accordance with federal, state and local health COVID-19 guidelines, visitors will be screened by City staff for COVID-19 symptoms (questionnaire and temperature check), and staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks, maintain 6 feet of distance, and wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently. Enhanced cleaning will be practiced throughout facilities. For more information about locations and operating hours, follow the link below. City of Alexandria Offers Warming Centers in Response to Predicted Cold Temperatures
The City will offer warming centers through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day.

The City will offer warming centers through Friday, February 5, to provide relief from the cold for community members who may not have access to a warm shelter during the day.

AlexRenew is offering assistance to eligible customers with sewer bills more than 30 days overdue. Customers may receive...
01/28/2021

AlexRenew is offering assistance to eligible customers with sewer bills more than 30 days overdue. Customers may receive relief for some portion of their outstanding balance accrued since March 1, 2020. To be considered, visit alexrenew.com/news/covid-bill-relief and fill out the online form; the form can also be downloaded, completed, scanned and emailed. The deadline for the first round of funding is February 12, 2021. Forms must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by this date to be considered for the initial round of funds. Learn more about this and other utility assistance resources at alexandriava.gov/115054.

Address

421 King Street, Suite 215
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 746-4990

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