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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Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment due to COVID-19 related loss of income? Landlords can now apply to recei...
10/23/2020

Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment due to COVID-19 related loss of income? Landlords can now apply to receive financial assistance for current and past-due rental payments on behalf of their tenants who qualify for the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. This new application is available in addition to the existing tenant-based application. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/114737.

CENSUS :: Today is the last day for you to respond to the 2020 Census. Take this opportunity to shape Alexandria’s futur...
10/15/2020

CENSUS :: Today is the last day for you to respond to the 2020 Census. Take this opportunity to shape Alexandria’s future for the next ten years. The Census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate more than $675 billion in federal resources to state and local governments. The City uses Census data to learn about our population and serve all residents equitably. Don’t miss your chance to be counted! Complete the 2020 Census today, online or by calling 844.330.2020. It's quick, easy and completely confidential. The Census is available in 13 languages, and language support is available in 59 languages. 2020census.gov

Struggling to pay your rent or mortgage? Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment? We can help. Learn how to acce...
10/14/2020

Struggling to pay your rent or mortgage? Have a tenant who can't make their rent payment? We can help. Learn how to access assistance and resources for renters, homeowners and property owners at alexandriava.gov/114737.

INFO :: The City of Alexandria has formed an Eviction Prevention Task Force to address the local effects of a national e...
10/08/2020
City of Alexandria Launches Eviction Prevention Task Force

INFO :: The City of Alexandria has formed an Eviction Prevention Task Force to address the local effects of a national eviction crisis amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This multi-agency partnership is composed of representatives from the City's Department of Community & Human Services, Office of Housing and City Attorney's Office; the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office; and community partner representatives from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Christ Church and Emergency Financial Providers. The goals of the task force include reducing the number of evictions in Alexandria, diminishing the impact of eviction on residents, and developing and implementing a long-term eviction prevention strategy that addresses the needs of residents and property owners.

For more information, follow the link below. City of Alexandria Launches Eviction Prevention Task Force
The City of Alexandria has formed an Eviction Prevention Task Force to address the local effects of a national eviction crisis amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Alexandria has formed an Eviction Prevention Task Force to address the local effects of a national eviction crisis amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone counts. Complete the 2020 Census today!The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to ...
09/29/2020

Everyone counts. Complete the 2020 Census today!

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape Alexandria’s future. The Census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate over $675 billion in federal resources to state and local governments. In Alexandria, that means over $1.1 million a year in money for community development alone! In addition, the City uses Census data to learn about our population and serve all residents equitably. Census data helps us plan where new infrastructure should be located and anticipate what new services might be needed. Don’t miss your chance to be counted!

Complete the 2020 Census online at https://2020census.gov/ or by calling 844.330.2020. The Census is available in 13 languages and language support is available in 59 languages.

It's quick, easy and completely confidential!

Complete the 2020 Census by Wednesday, September 30The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity ...
09/22/2020
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Complete the 2020 Census by Wednesday, September 30

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape Alexandria’s future. The Census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate over $675 billion in federal resources to state and local governments. In Alexandria, that means over $1.1 million a year in money for community development alone!

In addition, the City uses Census data to learn about our population and serve all residents equitably. Census data helps us plan where new infrastructure should be located and anticipate what new services might be needed.

Don’t miss your chance to be counted! Complete the 2020 Census by this Wednesday, September 30. You can complete it online at https://2020census.gov/ or by calling 844.330.2020. The Census is available in 13 languages and language support is available in 59 languages.

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

09/17/2020
www.virginiahousing.com

New State Program Pays Past-Due Rent through Virginia Housing

Attention landlords! Through a new state program, Virginia Housing is administering relief for renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), eligible landlords can apply on behalf of their tenants to receive financial assistance for past-due rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020. Funding for RMRP is through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 15, 2020 — take action today to see how RMRP may help your tenants make their past-due and current rent payments. Get started with the application process at VirginiaHousing.com/RMRP.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

The Spire, a brand-new apartment community located at 2857 N. Beauregard, is now leasing and will open in Spring 2021. T...
09/16/2020
Login to Spire Apartments to track your account | Spire Apartments

The Spire, a brand-new apartment community located at 2857 N. Beauregard, is now leasing and will open in Spring 2021. The community features 113 apartment homes in a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The Spire is conveniently nestled in the Beauregard neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. Rents range from 30% to 60% of the area median income. The apartment homes are complete with upgraded appliances and spacious floorplans. Community amenities include a fitness center, community room, laundry facility, covered parking; and is professionally managed by AHC Management. To apply and make The Spire your new home, please visit the leasing webpage at https://spireapts.securecafe.com/onlineleasing/2230-n-fairfax-drive-arlington-va-22201/guestlogin.aspx For questions, please contact [email protected].

In addition to providing twelve fully accessible units and twelve deeply affordable units, the project will incorporate Universal Design features, achieve LEED Silver certification, and include a community room and landscaped terrace. Structured parking and streetscape improvements are also planned as part of the redevelopment. Strategically located immediately adjacent to the future West End Transitway, the Spire will be well positioned to provide convenient access to jobs, amenities, schools and services that will benefit those who make their home there. The nearly $50 million project has secured funding from numerous sources, including competitive tax credit equity, commercial financing, a $1.12 million grant from the National and State Housing Trust Fund, and $9.9 million loan and a $350,000 rental assistance grant from the City.

This exciting project serves as one of three City-sponsored “leveraged” projects envisioned by its 2012 Beauregard Small Area Plan and will help the City fulfill its pledge to work with nonprofits and private developers to deliver 800 long-term committed affordable units in the Beauregard Corridor over the next few decades to address the potential loss of market affordable units in that area of the City. As part of the redevelopment, the Church will construct a new smaller building on the southern portion of the site.

Login with your Spire Apartments Guest Account to save and track your favorite properties, plus review your online applications.

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.

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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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