Welcome to the Office of Housing
A portion of the City's housing activities are funded through annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. The Office of Housing also works with housing programs that are funded and/or administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA).
Due to sharply increasing real estate costs and regional development pressures over the past decade, the City of Alexandria faces a severe shortage of affordable housing. Visit the Housing Master Plan page to learn all about the City's 10-year goal of developing or preserving 2,000 affordable housing units through 2015, and more.
The Office of Housing works with many government agencies and organizations that are essential in promoting affordable housing in the City of Alexandria, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC), and The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). Visit the Housing Partners page for more information.
Not sure how to find the service you need? Access the Housing Service Chart and then select the link that best describes your search. Our chart lists services and resources for developers, non-profits, homebuyers, homeowners, landlords, and tenants. You can also access information on environmental resources.
The Office of Housing is associated with two citizen-based boards and a committee, served by a total of 34 citizens. The City Council-appointed boards and committee meet monthly to discuss issues regarding the maintenance and promotion of affordable housing. To learn more about Committees and Boards, select the above link.
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans, and Assessment Reports for housing and community development are provided to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition of receipt of funding of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. These as well as other affordable housing reports, maps, and presentations, can be viewed here.
Obtain updates on new programs and initiatives related to affordable housing in Alexandria. You can also subscribe to the City’s eNews
alerts to receive regular news updates about Affordable Housing Opportunities.
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421 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314