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.
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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 springboard to increased levels of prosperity and an improved quality of life. ARHA envisions itself as a viable and capable partner with its residents, the city, the private sector and the community in the preservation and creation of sustainable neighborhoods.

Operating as usual

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 💕!

ICYMI: Affordable housing developer AHC Affordable Housing is preserving nearly 300 affordable housing units in our regi...
04/29/2021
Route 1 Area Properties Acquired By Affordable Housing Developer

ICYMI: Affordable housing developer AHC Affordable Housing is preserving nearly 300 affordable housing units in our region.

The properties in Mount Vernon and Fort Belvoir will preserve the units for people earning 50 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income.

04/20/2021

We're thrilled to host a Virtual Ribbon Cutting ceremonty to celebrate the Lineage!

04/20/2021

ARHA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 4-20-21 Stream Test

TODAY at 10AM: Join Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority as we 🎉 celebrate 🎉 the opening of Lineage! Watch thi...
04/20/2021

TODAY at 10AM: Join Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority as we 🎉 celebrate 🎉 the opening of Lineage! Watch this page for the livestream of our 🎀✂Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

TODAY at 10AM: Join Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority as we 🎉 celebrate 🎉 the opening of Lineage! Watch this page for the livestream of our 🎀✂Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Stay up to date on the latest COVID19 vaccination info from the AlexandriaVA.gov.
04/15/2021
COVID-19 Vaccines

Stay up to date on the latest COVID19 vaccination info from the AlexandriaVA.gov.

COVID-19 vaccines are a key ingredient to reduce illness, save lives, and return to normalcy in Alexandria. Updates will be added as more information is available about who can be vaccinated first and where vaccines will be offered.

Reminder! A Community Meeting is happening TONIGHT from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Andrew Adkins residents. Meeting is in pe...
04/05/2021

Reminder! A Community Meeting is happening TONIGHT from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Andrew Adkins residents. Meeting is in person and virtual. View the flyer below for more information:

Reminder! A Community Meeting is happening TONIGHT from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Andrew Adkins residents. Meeting is in person and virtual. View the flyer below for more information:

04/04/2021
03/29/2021

Working together, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority & AlexandriaVA.gov Health Dept. are helping provide safe and convenient access to the #COVID19vaccine for our senior residents.

Volunteers, including ARHA staff, are canvassing Alexandria to help our community members register for the COVID-19 vacc...
03/04/2021
Virginia Volunteers Bring Vaccine Information to Hard-Hit Communities

Volunteers, including ARHA staff, are canvassing Alexandria to help our community members register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

#alexandriava #community #covid19vacccine

Volunteers in Alexandria, Virginia, are going door to door to inform and encourage individuals to register for the coronavirus vaccine. Low-income neighborhoods have been hit hard by the pandemic, and numbers show the vaccine rollout has been slow among people of color. Data also shows that people i...

ARHA and the Alexandria Health Dept. are working to ensure the health and safety of the city’s most vulnerable residents...
03/02/2021
Alexandria seniors receive second dose of COVID vaccine | WTOP

ARHA and the Alexandria Health Dept. are working to ensure the health and safety of the city’s most vulnerable residents. With the help of VanDorn Pharmacy, nearly 100 senior residents received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last month.

Residents at an apartment complex for seniors in Alexandria, Virginia, received their second vaccine shots Saturday in an effort to create more accessibility for those vulnerable to COVID-19.

ARHA leader Keith Pettigrew told ALXnow.com - Alexandria Now, “These are not just people who are out of work. These are ...
02/27/2021
Affordable Housing Applications Flood in as ARHA Opens Waitlist

ARHA leader Keith Pettigrew told ALXnow.com - Alexandria Now, “These are not just people who are out of work. These are primarily people who have jobs but can’t afford to live in Alexandria right now.”

https://www.alxnow.com/2021/02/22/affordable-housing-applications-flood-in-as-arha-opens-waitlist/

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority reopened its waitlist for affordable housing in the city and within two days the organization said around 45,000 individuals had applied. The surge in demand for affordable housing comes after months of job loss and high unemployment. Those numbers are

#HousersAtWork
07/20/2020
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#HousersAtWork

Check out this Alexandria Now article re: how Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority helped its residents cope during COVID19, including rent support, giving out PPE, and transitioning to digital payment and recertification. #HousersAtWork http://ow.ly/JMzl50AB4Rh

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
03/26/2020

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority

6th Annual Youth Arts Festival
05/14/2015
6th Annual Youth Arts Festival

6th Annual Youth Arts Festival

YAF Flyer 2015 ENGLISH (2) On June 6th the City of Alexandria will host it's 6th Annual Youth Arts Festival sponsored by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and in primary partnership with the Alexandria Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities, Alexandria City Public Schools and a number of other local agencies and organizations. This family friendly event features four hours of performance arts entertainment, a variety of visual arts displays and over 20 interactive arts booth for patron of all ages to enjoy and discover… [ 65 more words. ]

5th Annual Santa's Winter Wonderland Event
12/03/2014
5th Annual Santa's Winter Wonderland Event

5th Annual Santa's Winter Wonderland Event

Santa’s Winter Wonderland Background Story: The Santa’s Winter Wonderland event is the largest toy distribution event in the City of Alexandria started in 2010 as a brain child of Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) CEO, Roy Priest, in partnership with the Alexandria Recreations Parks and Cultural Activities Department and Toys for Tots. The vision was to provide an experience like none other for kids across the city of Alexandria to experience some holiday cheer, especially those from financially strapped families. [ 385 more words. ]

"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria
11/06/2014
"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria

"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria

4th Annual ARHA stage play taking things to the next level with "Senior Moments" “Senior Moments”, written by Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) employee Jason Ellis, is the fourth in an annual series of exploration behind the scenes of underserved and underrepresented groups in Alexandria, VA. It is part comedy, and part inspirational, while packaged around a rich display of artistic expressions spanning various genres and styles. [ 241 more words. ]

Welcome to The Senior Center @ Charles Houston http://wp.me/p4tNJY-18
08/12/2014
Welcome to The Senior Center @ Charles Houston

Welcome to The Senior Center @ Charles Houston http://wp.me/p4tNJY-18

The Charles Houston Senior Center, sponsored in partnership funded by the City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services, is located inside of the Charles Houston Recreation Center and provides… [ 360 more words. ]

Ruby Tucker Day and FSS Picnic http://wp.me/p4sIr9-1A
06/19/2014
Ruby Tucker Day and FSS Picnic

Ruby Tucker Day and FSS Picnic http://wp.me/p4sIr9-1A

The Ruby Tucker Family Center was dedicated in 2009 and opened to serve ARHA residents by providing a host of programs and initiatives to help residents become empowered and more self sufficient. Named after the late ARHA commissioner and community…

5th Annual Youth Arts Festival
06/12/2014
5th Annual Youth Arts Festival

5th Annual Youth Arts Festival

Visual and performing arts by Alexandria’s youth were showcased at the 5th annual Youth Arts and Father’s Day Festival on Saturday afternoon, June 7.

Story Time with Network Preschoolers http://wp.me/p4tNJY-11
04/11/2014
Story Time with Network Preschoolers

Story Time with Network Preschoolers http://wp.me/p4tNJY-11

“Pat Cottontail” entertains and poses with students and staff of Network Preschool during April’s Story Time intergenerational activity with the CHSC seniors. “Pat Cottontail” was portrayed by CHSC participant Catherine… [ 11 more words. ]

CHSC Seniors View DC Cherry Blossoms http://wp.me/p4tNJY-X
04/11/2014
CHSC Seniors View DC Cherry Blossoms

CHSC Seniors View DC Cherry Blossoms http://wp.me/p4tNJY-X

On a recent Wednesday afternoon the participants of CHSC rode on the DOAAS bus to the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park to view this year’s Cherry Blossoms. It was a very nice and sunny day and a fun time had by all. Please see attached… [ 50 more words. ]

05/19/2012

Auditions for the Youth Arts Festival will be held on May 24th at TC Williams HS Auditorium from 3-9pm. All youth performers in the City are encouraged to participate.

Main office of ARHA
04/17/2012

Main office of ARHA

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority's cover photo
04/17/2012

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority's cover photo

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 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(703) 549-7115

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