Homeless Services

Information about housing assistance, shelters and homeless services

Page updated on Apr 1, 2020 at 7:51 PM

Due to the Carpenter Shelter's temporary location, the new address for the Winter Shelter is 5701-D Duke St., Alexandria, VA. 22304.

The Winter Shelter will continue to operate from noon - 7 p.m. April 1 - 15. 

For anyone in need of transportation to the Winter Shelter, there are three pick-up locations:

  • 6:20 p.m. Braddock Rd. Metro Station (Kiss & Ride)
  • 6:30 p.m. Christ House
  • 6:40 p.m. City Hall

Questions? Contact the Winter Shelter at 703.548.7500.

Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC)

As part of the City of Alexandria Continuum of Care response to homelessness, HSAC allows for the efficient and effective connection of persons to services through a comprehensive assessment.   

Additionally, all persons will be assessed for diversion services creating an opportunity to address the housing crisis with targeted assistance while averting unnecessary entry into the shelter system.   

If you are experiencing a housing crisis call 703.746.5700 or walk in to meet with a member of the HSAC staff.

Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22303
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Except holidays)
After hours, families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis and needing emergency overnight stay should contact the Alexandria Community Shelter or Carpenter's Shelter. During the winter months, the Alexandria Winter Collaborative is available. 

Shelters & Resources

Alexandria Community Shelter

2355-B Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 - 703.746.3660
The Alexandria Community Shelter is a City-owned; 64-bed emergency shelter operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake. Shelter is provided for men, women and families

Alexandria Winter Shelter

During wintry or cold weather, those experiencing homelessness may access the Alexandria Winter Shelter Collaborative located at Carpenter's Shelter, 5701-D Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 . The Alexandria Winter Shelter Collaborative accommodates men, women and families with children. Those needing emergency shelter may access the this shelter by walking in at 7 p.m. Call 703.548.7500 for more information.

Carpenter’s Shelter

5701-D Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Carpenter’s Shelter  is a 60-bed facility that supports those experiencing homelessness in achieving sustainable independence by providing shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.

Eviction Storage 

The Eviction Storage program provides furniture storage and emergency shelter referrals for eligible low-income households facing immediate eviction. Call 703.746.5700 for more information.


PATH Homeless Assistance Program

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