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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Operating as usual

09/09/2020

Have you checked out the new COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program dashboard? You can see how many people we've served, which areas of the city have the most need, the demographics of the applicants, and more. There is also information about the City's use of Community Development Block Grant funds for rental relief.

See the dashboard here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/performance/info/dashboard.aspx?id=117612

UPDATE: The City has extended the availability of cooling centers through July 23. For more information, click here: htt...
07/22/2020
City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast

UPDATE: The City has extended the availability of cooling centers through July 23. For more information, click here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/news_display.aspx?id=116826

NEWS :: The City will offer cooling centers to residents, following a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service through Tuesday, July 21. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to approach 105 degrees.

The following locations will be made available for cooling centers from Saturday, July 18, to Tuesday, July 21:

Saturday, July 18:
- Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Mount Vernon Recreation Center (2701 Commonwealth Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m
- Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 N. Union St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, July 19:
- William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 N. Union St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21:
- Oswald Durant Center (1605 Cameron St.), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus (3801 W. Braddock Road), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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, follow the link below: City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast
Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

CENSUS :: The City reminds all residents that it’s not too late to participate in the 2020 Census. Completing the Census...
07/20/2020

CENSUS :: The City reminds all residents that it’s not too late to participate in the 2020 Census. Completing the Census questionnaire is safe, easy, and typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Later this month, census takers will begin visiting households who have not yet responded to the Census, as the Census Bureau begins enumeration activities nationwide. An accurate count makes sure all residents are fairly represented in federal and state government and that $675 billion in federal resources are allocated correctly across state and local jurisdictions. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Census2020.

NEWS :: The City will offer cooling centers to residents, following a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National W...
07/17/2020
City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast

NEWS :: The City will offer cooling centers to residents, following a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service through Tuesday, July 21. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to approach 105 degrees.

The following locations will be made available for cooling centers from Saturday, July 18, to Tuesday, July 21:

Saturday, July 18:
- Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Mount Vernon Recreation Center (2701 Commonwealth Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m
- Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 N. Union St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, July 19:
- William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 N. Union St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21:
- Oswald Durant Center (1605 Cameron St.), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus (3801 W. Braddock Road), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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, follow the link below: City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast
Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Announces Pre-Leasing of The Lineage at North Patrick Street Alexandria R...
07/15/2020
Alexandria, VA Apartments | Lineage at North Patrick Street

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Announces Pre-Leasing of The Lineage at North Patrick Street

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority is pleased to announce the pre-leasing of The Lineage at North Patrick Street located in the Parker-Gray Historic District on the former site of Ramsey Homes. The new 52-unit rental community features affordable 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units. Amenities include in-unit washer and dryer, energy efficient appliances, underground controlled access parking, and proximity to Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria Black History Museum, restaurants, open space, and Braddock Road Metro Station.
Move-ins begin October 2020! To learn if you qualify, submit an application, take virtual tour, or for more information, please call 571.388.2647 or visit https://www.edgewoodmgmt.com/apartments/va/alexandria/lineage-north-patrick-st/#/

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

Lineage at North Patrick Street offers new apartments in Historic Alexandria, VA with the finest amenities. Visit our website for more information.

We know going to court is scary, especially if your landlord wants to evict you. But if you don't go, you will automatic...
07/14/2020
Renter Resources

We know going to court is scary, especially if your landlord wants to evict you. But if you don't go, you will automatically lose.

Make sure you arrive early so you can visit our friends from Legal Services of Northern Virginia in their tent outside the courthouse. They can help you with your case.

Our Landlord-Tenant division is also available to help you, but it's important you call us early, before you need to go to court. Our number is 703.746.4990 or you can visit us at https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=74591

Be brave. Go to court.

The Office of Housing provides a range of services to renters in partnership with the Department of Community and Human Services and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

NEWS :: The City will provide additional rent and mortgage relief to eligible residents, using an initial $450,000 of fu...
07/13/2020
City of Alexandria Receives State Funding to Provide Additional Rent and Mortgage Relief

NEWS :: The City will provide additional rent and mortgage relief to eligible residents, using an initial $450,000 of funds from the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to support housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s Department of Community and Human Services will administer the funds. These funds are in addition to the $4 million in federal CARES Act funds being distributed through the Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program and $671,500 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for tenants of affordable housing, both administered by the City’s Office of Housing.

Financial assistance is a one-time payment, with opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding; the household’s need for additional assistance and continued eligibility; and a demonstrated inability to make rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents can take a self-assessment survey to determine if they are eligible, and call 703.746.5700 to apply. Individuals and families who receive funding will also be connected to housing counseling to receive other technical assistance.

For more information, follow the link below. City of Alexandria Receives State Funding to Provide Additional Rent and Mortgage Relief
Alexandria will provide additional rent and mortgage relief to eligible city residents, using an initial $450,000 of funds from the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to support housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alexandria will provide additional rent and mortgage relief to eligible city residents, using an initial $450,000 of funds from the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to support housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our partners at the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation have a big announcement: they will be opening the waitlis...
06/25/2020
Bloom Pre-Leasing Waitlist Information — Alexandria Housing Development Corporation

Our partners at the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation have a big announcement: they will be opening the waitlist for affordable rental units at the Bloom in July!

AHDC will begin accepting pre-leasing waitlist applications for The Bloom on July 13th, through July 19th. The Bloom, renting 87 new apartment rental units to the public, is located in North Old Town Alexandria, under a half-mile from the Braddock Road Metro Station and near Del Ray, Crystal City, and Potomac Yard. This amenity-rich building features luxury tile flooring, modern finishes and EnergyStar appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, three separate community spaces, and a planned community garden. AHDC is proud to partner with our neighbor at Carpenter’s Shelter, who will share the building with The Bloom, to help provide housing solutions for Alexandria’s future.

AHDC anticipates that move-ins will begin starting in October, with new units becoming available weekly, as construction allows. For more information about The Bloom and the pre-leasing process (including COVID-19 considerations) please visit housingalexandria.org/bloom-waitlist or call (703) 739-7775. AHDC is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

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Can't pay your rent because of COVID-19 income loss? The City is currently accepting applications for emergency rental a...
05/27/2020

Can't pay your rent because of COVID-19 income loss? The City is currently accepting applications for emergency rental assistance. To apply for assistance, visit Alex311 here: https://alex311.force.com/customer/request/DOHRAMPI/details or call 311 or 703.746.4311.

To be eligible, households must meet the following criteria:

Live in the City of Alexandria;
Document loss of income directly related to COVID-19;
Be current on rent as of March 31, 2020; and
Have a gross monthly household income, adjusted for household size, at or below:
Household size Tier 1 - Monthly Household Income (pre-tax)
1-person household $2,117
2-person household $2,847
3-person household $3,517
4-person household $4,187
5-person household $4,856
6-person household $5,526

Household size Tier 2 - Monthly Household Income (pre-tax)
1-person household $4,410
2-person household $5,040
3-person household $5,670
4-person household $6,300
5-person household $6,805
6-person household $7,310

Households at or below Tier 1 income limits will be given priority, but applications will be accepted for households with incomes up to Tier 2.

Have assets, including cash on hand and savings (documented through bank or other statements), that do not exceed the limits below:
Household size Asset Limits
1-person household $2,205
2-person household $2,520
3-person household $2,835
4-person household $3,150
5-person household $3,403
6-person household $3,655

Who is not eligible, generally:

Households with a tenant-based voucher
Households residing in project-based voucher communities
Households residing in public housing
Households receiving other government-based rental assistance, including through the COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant Rent Relief Program

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program page: https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=115425

For other Housing related information, visit our website at https://www.alexandriava.gov/Housing

Can't pay your rent because of COVID-19 income loss? The City is currently accepting applications for emergency rental a...
05/21/2020

Can't pay your rent because of COVID-19 income loss? The City is currently accepting applications for emergency rental assistance. To apply for assistance, visit Alex311 here: https://alex311.force.com/customer/request/DOHRAMPI/details or call 311 or 703.746.4311.

To be eligible, households must meet the following criteria:

Live in the City of Alexandria;
Document loss of income directly related to COVID-19;
Be current on rent as of March 31, 2020; and
Have a gross monthly household income, adjusted for household size, at or below:
Household size Tier 1 - Monthly Household Income (pre-tax)
1-person household $2,117
2-person household $2,847
3-person household $3,517
4-person household $4,187
5-person household $4,856
6-person household $5,526

Household size Tier 2 - Monthly Household Income (pre-tax)
1-person household $4,410
2-person household $5,040
3-person household $5,670
4-person household $6,300
5-person household $6,805
6-person household $7,310

Households at or below Tier 1 income limits will be given priority, but applications will be accepted for households with incomes up to Tier 2.

Have assets, including cash on hand and savings (documented through bank or other statements), that do not exceed the limits below:
Household size Asset Limits
1-person household $2,205
2-person household $2,520
3-person household $2,835
4-person household $3,150
5-person household $3,403
6-person household $3,655

Who is not eligible, generally:

Households with a tenant-based voucher
Households residing in project-based voucher communities
Households residing in public housing
Households receiving other government-based rental assistance, including through the COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant Rent Relief Program

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program page: https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=115425

For other Housing related information, visit our website at https://www.alexandriava.gov/Housing

Even though we're working from home, work on our Accessory Dwelling Unit study continues. Tomorrow at 11am, the Alliance...
05/12/2020
Accessory Dwelling Webinar — Alliance for Housing Solutions

Even though we're working from home, work on our Accessory Dwelling Unit study continues. Tomorrow at 11am, the Alliance for Housing Solutions is hosting a webinar on how our neighbors in Arlington are implementing ADUs in their jurisdiction. Visit their website for more information about the event and how to register for the webinar. https://www.allianceforhousingsolutions.org/events/accessory-dwelling-workshop

To learn more about the ADU study, visit the study webpage: https://www.alexandriava.gov/planning/info/default.aspx?id=113872

You can also email Sam Shelby in the Planning department with additional questions or comments about the study. His email address is [email protected]

Are you curious about what it takes to create a basement apartment or backyard cottage under Arlington’s updated Accessory Dwelling rules? Join the webinar to learn from homeowners, designers, contractors and others about how the process works and how to get started.

Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for Mobility-Impaired PersonsThe City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing can prov...
05/12/2020
The Fields of Alexandria

Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for Mobility-Impaired Persons

The City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing can provide accessibility modifications (such as walk-in bathtubs, roll-in showers, handicap ramps, etc.) to mobility-impaired, income-qualified renters. This program provides technical assistance and grants up to $50,000 to complete accessibility modifications to their primary residences. Two recently modified units are now vacant and available for leasing at The Fields of Alexandria at Duke (http://www.thefieldsapts.com/locations/the-fields-of-alexandria/). The units are not considered ADA units but have accessibility features that make them safer for certain mobility-impaired persons. The units currently available for rent are listed below:

 4255 Duke Street: 2-bedroom, 1 den, 2 bathrooms (master bathroom has roll-in shower, comfort-height toilet, grab bars); unit has new vinyl plank floors, widened doorways, exterior sloped sidewalk; located near handicap parking space; monthly rent of $1,512

 4261 Duke Street, #D-4: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (bathroom has roll-in shower, comfort-height toilet, grab bars); located near handicap parking space; monthly rent of $1,295

To lease either unit or for additional information, please contact the property directly at 703-823-0078.

For more information on City of Alexandria Office of Housing resources and other housing opportunities, please contact us at 703.746.4990 or visit our webpage at https://www.alexandriava.gov/Housing. To learn about housing resources in response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 page here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/housing/info/default.aspx?id=114737.

The Fields of Alexandria In the heart of historic Alexandria, The Fields puts you right in the middle of one …

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421 King Street, Suite 215
Alexandria, VA
22314

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(703) 746-4990

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