Office of Housing

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. We work closely with city and nonprofit partners, including the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, to implement the Housing Master Plan's Housing for All policy and goal of creating new affordability in 2,000 units by 2025.

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COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program
Through the federal  Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Alexandria is providing short-term emergency rental assistance to assist Alexandria renters experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19 related loss of income. There is no application fee and free assistance is available throughout the application process.

Welcome to the Office of Housing!

We provide a range of services to homeowners, renters, homebuyers, landlords and property managers and collaborate with development partners to preserve and create affordable and accessible housing options across the City of Alexandria. Please download our 2020 Housing Resource Guide (Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic versions will be available shortly), visit our resource links, and check out what's new!  Learn about our mission, vision, and values

For information about public housing and the Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher Program, please contact the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

A portion of the City's housing activities are funded through annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's CDBG and HOME programs (check out our video!). The Office of Housing also works with programs funded and/or administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Housing Development Authority.


Housing Resources in Response to COVID-19

Learn about local, state, and federal renter, homeowner, and landlord resources available to address the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Can't pay your full rent due to COVID-19 related loss of income? The City is continuing to accept applications for a new rent relief program. To learn about the program and eligibility criteria, visit the COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance ProgramApply for assistance by calling 703.746.3100 during city business hours. Applications that were received through Friday, May 29 are now being reviewed as part of the first application cycle. Applications received after May 29 will be reviewed on a rolling basis contingent on funding availability. Please call 703-746-4990 if you would like a hard copy of the application or have further questions. No application fee.

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