Weekly Resources Update: In-Person Hiring Event, Medicare Workshop, Job Assistance, Updated List of Affordable Rental Properties, and More

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Weekly Resources Update: In-Person Hiring Event, Medicare Workshop, Job Assistance, Updated List of Affordable Rental Properties, and More


COVID-19 Resources for Those in Need Web BoxMay 21, 2021--Each week, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) highlights new and existing resources to support individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or those in need. 

We encourage residents and faith-based and nonprofit organizations to share these resources with their neighbors and networks. You can also learn about and share the latest resources and news by following DCHS on Facebook or Twitter or subscribing to the Spanish Language Text Line by texting ALEXINFOESP to 888777. 

Community Meeting to Focus on Affordable Housing Development on Seminary Road on May 25  

  • Alexandria Housing Development Corporation is hosting a public virtual community meeting on May 25 at 7 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about its proposed affordable homeownership development on Seminary Road near North Pickett Street. At this meeting, AHDC team members will present revised site layouts, exterior architecture, and preliminary landscaping plans, as well as answer community questions. At this time, we are not accepting applications for potential residents for this proposed development and will not have information on sale price of the units. Register for the meeting on Zoom. Learn more at housingalexandria.org/seminary

In-Person Hiring Event, May 27 and June 9

  • The Workforce Development Center (WDC) is hosting a Hospitality In-Person Hiring Event in the Marketplace in front of City Hall (301 King Street) on May 27, 9-11 a.m., and June 9, 2-4 p.m. Local businesses representing the hospitality community to include the retail, hotel and restaurant industries will be ready to interview job seekers for current vacancies. Space is limited. This event is free and open to the general public and targeted for Alexandria City residents, but all are welcome. The events will follow the City’s current COVID-19 regulations. Register for the events online: May 27 registration and June 9 registration

Register now for a free Virtual Medicare 101 Workshop on May 27, 3 p.m. 

  • Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage (Part A, B, C, D and Medigap) and choices presented by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To register, visit alexandriava.gov/Aging

Learn Caregiver Tips and Information

  • Check out the May issue of the Caregiver Corner Newsletter, which highlights tips on advance directives. Access the newsletter and other resources for caregivers at alexandriava.gov/Aging.

Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training

REMINDER: Career Pathways Program for Refugees, SIVs and Approved Asylees Now Enrolling

  • The Career Pathways Program is actively enrolling new participants in their employment services program for refugees, SIVs, and approved asylees. Enrollees receive employment assistance with resume development, interviewing practice, case management. For more information check the website or email savannah.hill@alexandriava.gov.

Updated List of Affordable Rental Properties Now Available

  • Each month the Office of Housing creates a list of current vacancies in affordable rental properties, including the property name, monthly rent, income requirements, and occupancy limits. An updated list is now available on the Office of Housing’s Renter Resources. If interested in a specific property, please contact the property directly. For questions regarding City housing programs and resources, call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990 during business hours or visit alexandriava.gov/Housing.

Multi-Language 2021 Housing Resource Guide Now Available 

  • The City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing publishes an annual guide on city programs and services for renters, homeowners, landlords, and prospective homebuyers, as well as housing resources offered by local and state housing partners. The 2021 Housing Resource Guide is now available in Spanish, Arabic and Amharic on the department’s webpage.

REMINDER: Food Assistance Resources Available

  • Do you need food assistance or know someone who does? We can help. Get information on food distribution sites, programs to help purchase food and delivery options for older adults.

REMINDER: Free Licenses Available for Online Mental Health Training Tool 

  • The City is offering access to an innovative online training resource for adults and youth that uses simulation and role-play conversations to help individuals gain skills in recognizing students in mental distress and initiate conversations about mental health. The resources is great not only for organizations but also parents, youth workers or anyone else wanting to understand suicide prevention and assist youth affected by mental illness. Learn more.

REMINDER: New Handout Listing Community Services and Resources for Residents Experiencing Homelessness

  • Check out a new two-side flyer that lists 50 community services and resources for community members experiencing homelessness. This new resource makes it easier for residents and organizations wanting to support residents experiencing a housing crisis to share services and programs that can help. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/120986.

For more information on a wide range of resources available, visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs of those Impacted by COVID-19:

View or download a flyer to learn how to access a variety of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic in English, Spanish, Arabic and Amharic.