Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority ARHA was established in 1939 and provides safe and affordable housing to low and moderate income residents of Alexandria. Since 1939, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority has provided adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunities and a suitable living environment, free from discrimination, for the citizens of Alexandria.

Our mission for the next five years is to be an industry leader in the development and management of model mixed income communities that provide the opportunity for residents to achieve self-sufficiency and to participate in economic opportunities that are made possible through this model. Vision:
ARHA envisions Alexandria with a range of affordable housing options that provide residents with a sp

Our mission for the next five years is to be an industry leader in the development and management of model mixed income communities that provide the opportunity for residents to achieve self-sufficiency and to participate in economic opportunities that are made possible through this model. Vision:
ARHA envisions Alexandria with a range of affordable housing options that provide residents with a sp

Operating as usual

Affordable housing is about to dramatically change in Alexandria. Read about the team ARHA has formed to turn a 1940’s p...
11/10/2021
ARHA lays out plans for new North Old Town affordable housing development

Affordable housing is about to dramatically change in Alexandria. Read about the team ARHA has formed to turn a 1940’s public housing site into a magnificent jewel.

https://www.alxnow.com/2021/11/09/arha-lays-out-plans-for-new-north-old-town-affordable-housing-development/

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority announced some next steps as it works to transform the Samuel Madden Homes (921 N. Henry Street) in the Braddock neighborhood into a mixed-income, mixed-use rental community. There are currently 66 public housing units in a neighborhood at the no

Halloween Coat Giveaway this Saturday ,October30,2021. Seek flyer for more information on times and locations🎃
10/27/2021

Halloween Coat Giveaway this Saturday ,October30,2021. Seek flyer for more information on times and locations🎃

Halloween Coat Giveaway this Saturday ,October30,2021. Seek flyer for more information on times and locations🎃

Free flu shots here in Alexandria‼️Please seek flyers for more information.
09/29/2021

Free flu shots here in Alexandria‼️
Please seek flyers for more information.

‼️TODAY‼️@ 11:00 am
09/17/2021

‼️TODAY‼️
@ 11:00 am

‼️TODAY‼️
@ 11:00 am

Food distribution will be tomorrow at the Ruby Tucker Family center @11:00 am until supplies last.Bring any form of a ba...
09/16/2021

Food distribution will be tomorrow at the Ruby Tucker Family center @11:00 am until supplies last.Bring any form of a bag/cart and don’t forget to wear your mask✨

Food distribution will be tomorrow at the Ruby Tucker Family center @11:00 am until supplies last.Bring any form of a bag/cart and don’t forget to wear your mask✨

09/14/2021

EMPLOYMENT :: Looking for a rewarding career? Meet our recruiting team at the Law Enforcement & Security Hiring Event at Market Square (301 King Street) on Tuesday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. https://alexandriava.gov/8488

Here is an update on upcoming clinic locations and times.Seek flyers for more information.
09/01/2021

Here is an update on upcoming clinic locations and times.Seek flyers for more information.

***Due to the weather - the Food Distribution has been rescheduled for Monday, August 23rd at 11:00 am!  Food Distributi...
08/18/2021

***Due to the weather - the Food Distribution has been rescheduled for Monday, August 23rd at 11:00 am!

Food Distribution along with donated household items and clothing - while supplies last...
When: Monday, August 23rd @ 11:00 am
Where: Ruby Tucker Family Center
322 Tancil Court

***Due to the weather - the Food Distribution has been rescheduled for Monday, August 23rd at 11:00 am!

Food Distribution along with donated household items and clothing - while supplies last...
When: Monday, August 23rd @ 11:00 am
Where: Ruby Tucker Family Center
322 Tancil Court

Need to get vaccinated?  Vaccination Clinics sponsored by the Alexandria Health Department are coming to your neighborho...
08/17/2021

Need to get vaccinated? Vaccination Clinics sponsored by the Alexandria Health Department are coming to your neighborhood!

Tuesday, August 17th - Ruby Tucker Family Center - 6-8 pm
Friday, August 20th - Charles Houston Recreation Center - 5-7pm
Sunday August, 22nd - Samuel Tucker Elementary School - 2-4pm

Free Pfizer Vaccines for Ages 12 and above - No insurance or ID needed - See Flyer for additional dates and locations

08/14/2021

ARHA is providing free PPE (masks and sanitizer) to our Public Housing and HCVP residents today at the following locations:

2834 Duke Street - ARHA Maintenance Shop - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
269 S. Whiting Street - 1:00 pm - 3: 00 pm

Residents can also contact the main office at 703-549-7115 to arrange a pick-up time.

This Saturday.Don’t miss out. Seek flyer for more details on the early childhood education and recreation in-person hiri...
07/15/2021

This Saturday.Don’t miss out. Seek flyer for more details on the early childhood education and recreation in-person hiring event.

This Saturday.Don’t miss out. Seek flyer for more details on the early childhood education and recreation in-person hiring event.

ALIVE! will be distributing food today at Charles Houston Recreation Center from 4:30-6:00 pm. Seek post below for more ...
07/13/2021

ALIVE! will be distributing food today at Charles Houston Recreation Center from 4:30-6:00 pm. Seek post below for more information and dates.

ALIVE! will be distributing food today at Charles Houston Recreation Center from 4:30-6:00 pm. Seek post below for more information and dates.

Alexandria Community Cookout is TODAY at The Ruby Tucker Center from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Seek flyer for more dates,times a...
07/06/2021

Alexandria Community Cookout is TODAY at The Ruby Tucker Center from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Seek flyer for more dates,times and locations😊✨

Alexandria Community Cookout is TODAY at The Ruby Tucker Center from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Seek flyer for more dates,times and locations😊✨

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day! #july4th2021
07/04/2021

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day! #july4th2021

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day! #july4th2021

Alexandria Community Cookout Days posted. Learn about city events,information on youth and family programs,free food and...
07/02/2021

Alexandria Community Cookout Days posted. Learn about city events,information on youth and family programs,free food and giveaways. Seek flyer for dates and locations.

Alexandria Community Cookout Days posted. Learn about city events,information on youth and family programs,free food and giveaways. Seek flyer for dates and locations.

Today is Alexandria Community Day.Come out to Charles Houston Recreation Center to enjoy a free cookout and a day of fam...
06/25/2021

Today is Alexandria Community Day.Come out to Charles Houston Recreation Center to enjoy a free cookout and a day of family fun.See flyer for more details.

Today is Alexandria Community Day.Come out to Charles Houston Recreation Center to enjoy a free cookout and a day of family fun.See flyer for more details.

A boy's first hero is his dad! ARHA resident Rashad Jackson with his sons Jaxon and Cameron Depina.
06/21/2021

A boy's first hero is his dad! ARHA resident Rashad Jackson with his sons Jaxon and Cameron Depina.

A boy's first hero is his dad! ARHA resident Rashad Jackson with his sons Jaxon and Cameron Depina.

Another rad (grand)dad! ARHA resident Tony Robinson and his grandson Davon took part in our end of year celebration for ...
06/21/2021

Another rad (grand)dad! ARHA resident Tony Robinson and his grandson Davon took part in our end of year celebration for our students in our afterschool program. 💙

Another rad (grand)dad! ARHA resident Tony Robinson and his grandson Davon took part in our end of year celebration for our students in our afterschool program. 💙

Great dads raise great kids! Congratulations to ARHA resident Juan Carlos Talley and his daughter Serenity. She recently...
06/20/2021

Great dads raise great kids! Congratulations to ARHA resident Juan Carlos Talley and his daughter Serenity. She recently graduated from T.C. Williams High School and plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall. Congrats and best of luck Serenity!

Great dads raise great kids! Congratulations to ARHA resident Juan Carlos Talley and his daughter Serenity. She recently graduated from T.C. Williams High School and plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall. Congrats and best of luck Serenity!

#HappyFathersDay to all the dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, cousins and friends who show our kids what fathe...
06/20/2021

#HappyFathersDay to all the dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, cousins and friends who show our kids what fatherhood really means 💙

#HappyFathersDay to all the dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, cousins and friends who show our kids what fatherhood really means 💙

Jefferson-Houston will be having a Book Fair today at the bus loop.This event will be from 4:00-6:00 pm.Free books and p...
06/16/2021

Jefferson-Houston will be having a Book Fair today at the bus loop.This event will be from 4:00-6:00 pm.Free books and pizza will be provided!

Jefferson-Houston will be having a Book Fair today at the bus loop.This event will be from 4:00-6:00 pm.Free books and pizza will be provided!

‼️FREE VACCINE‼️Please seek flyer for more information.
06/15/2021

‼️FREE VACCINE‼️
Please seek flyer for more information.

Free food distribution today at Charles Houston Recreation Center parking lot.Please seek flyer for more details.
06/15/2021

Free food distribution today at Charles Houston Recreation Center parking lot.Please seek flyer for more details.

Free food distribution today at Charles Houston Recreation Center parking lot.Please seek flyer for more details.

New Date and Time - Food and Essential Item Distribution has been rescheduled to MONDAY, JUNE 14th at 11:00 am!
06/14/2021

New Date and Time - Food and Essential Item Distribution has been rescheduled to MONDAY, JUNE 14th at 11:00 am!

Due to the rainy weather, this distribution has been rescheduled to Monday, June 14th at 11:00 am.

Due to the rainy weather, this distribution has been rescheduled to Monday, June 14th at 11:00 am.
06/10/2021

Due to the rainy weather, this distribution has been rescheduled to Monday, June 14th at 11:00 am.

Due to the rainy weather, this distribution has been rescheduled to Monday, June 14th at 11:00 am.

For ALL graduation TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together.Seek f...
06/10/2021

For ALL graduation TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together.Seek flyer for more details.

For ALL graduation TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together.Seek flyer for more details.

For ALL graduating TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together🌅Seek f...
06/10/2021

For ALL graduating TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together🌅Seek flyers for more information.

For ALL graduating TC Williams seniors.Come out and enjoy one last chance to gather and watch the sunset together🌅Seek flyers for more information.

From the entire ARHA community, thank you to our servicemen and women #MDW2021
05/31/2021

From the entire ARHA community, thank you to our servicemen and women #MDW2021

From the entire ARHA community, thank you to our servicemen and women #MDW2021

Register now for Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA Hospitality Hiring Event . Local retail, hotel and...
05/21/2021

Register now for Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA Hospitality Hiring Event . Local retail, hotel and restaurant business will interview for current vacancies.
http://alexandriava.gov/115059

Register now for Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA Hospitality Hiring Event . Local retail, hotel and restaurant business will interview for current vacancies.
http://alexandriava.gov/115059

With HUD’s approval of three property conversions, ARHA will kick off its redevelopment of Ladrey High-Rise, Park Place ...
05/21/2021
Changes in HUD Funding a Boost for Affordable Housing in Alexandria

With HUD’s approval of three property conversions, ARHA will kick off its redevelopment of Ladrey High-Rise, Park Place and Saxony Square.

ARHA wins HUD approval for first three property conversions, part of long-term plan to preserve affordable housing in Alexandria.

. Mayor Justin Wilson told ALXnow.com - Alexandria Now that the Housing Choice Voucher Funding  “gives us more flexibili...
05/19/2021
ARHA aims to convert Old Town public housing properties to resemble the mixed-use 'Lineage' development

. Mayor Justin Wilson told ALXnow.com - Alexandria Now that the Housing Choice Voucher Funding “gives us more flexibility in the future and makes it easier to refresh, redevelop and expand our public housing stock.”

The CEO of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority says that significant changes in federal funding will lay the foundation to redevelop all of its public housing sites in the style of the recently unveiled Lineage development. ARHA recently announced that the U.S. Department of Housin

The visits are part of an effort that launched in January to build trust between police and the mostly Black community i...
05/10/2021
Alexandria Police aim on curbing pandemic crime with community walk-throughs, crime surveys

The visits are part of an effort that launched in January to build trust between police and the mostly Black community in Old Town.

Once a week, Alexandria Police are walking through Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority properties with residents. The visits are part of an effort that launched in January to build trust between police and the mostly Black community in Old Town, which has suffered under the increase of

To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and other women who love and care for us, #HappyMothersDay 💕!
05/09/2021

To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and other women who love and care for us, #HappyMothersDay 💕!

To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and other women who love and care for us, #HappyMothersDay 💕!

Address

401 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

Exit at Braddock Street and take AT4 DASH bus into Old Town Exit at King Street Metro and take AT2 or AT5 Dash bus into Old Town

General information

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) is a political subdivision and a non-funded administrative agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The authority is an independent agency, but the Alexandria City Council appoints its 9 volunteer Board of Commissioners (see Attachment 3). The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board and provides oversight for all agency operations and agreements (see Attachment 3). ARHA was formed in 1939 to provide safe, sanitary, and decent housing to low-income citizens within the City of Alexandria, as well as services to foster self-sufficiency. ARHA operates 963 assisted units and administers over 1,700 Section 8 vouchers, providing services to over 5,000 residents. Over 90% of households have minor children and approximately 40% of resident population is under the age of 18.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(703) 549-7115

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Affordable housing is about to dramatically change in Alexandria. Read about the team ARHA has formed to turn a 1940’s public housing site into a magnificent jewel. https://www.alxnow.com/2021/11/09/arha-lays-out-plans-for-new-north-old-town-affordable-housing-development/
Halloween Coat Giveaway this Saturday ,October30,2021. Seek flyer for more information on times and locations🎃
Free flu shots here in Alexandria‼️ Please seek flyers for more information.
‼️TODAY‼️ @ 11:00 am
Food distribution will be tomorrow at the Ruby Tucker Family center @11:00 am until supplies last.Bring any form of a bag/cart and don’t forget to wear your mask✨
Here is an update on upcoming clinic locations and times.Seek flyers for more information.
***Due to the weather - the Food Distribution has been rescheduled for Monday, August 23rd at 11:00 am! Food Distribution along with donated household items and clothing - while supplies last... When: Monday, August 23rd @ 11:00 am Where: Ruby Tucker Family Center 322 Tancil Court
Need to get vaccinated? Vaccination Clinics sponsored by the Alexandria Health Department are coming to your neighborhood! Tuesday, August 17th - Ruby Tucker Family Center - 6-8 pm Friday, August 20th - Charles Houston Recreation Center - 5-7pm Sunday August, 22nd - Samuel Tucker Elementary School - 2-4pm Free Pfizer Vaccines for Ages 12 and above - No insurance or ID needed - See Flyer for additional dates and locations
ARHA is providing free PPE (masks and sanitizer) to our Public Housing and HCVP residents today at the following locations: 2834 Duke Street - ARHA Maintenance Shop - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 269 S. Whiting Street - 1:00 pm - 3: 00 pm Residents can also contact the main office at 703-549-7115 to arrange a pick-up time.
This Saturday.Don’t miss out. Seek flyer for more details on the early childhood education and recreation in-person hiring event.