Weekly Resources Update: Eviction Moratorium Ending, Rental Assistance, Housing Equity Workshop, Affordable Housing Opportunities, Job Assistance and More

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Weekly Resources Update: Eviction Moratorium Ending, Rental Assistance, Housing Equity Workshop, Affordable Housing Opportunities, Job Assistance and More 


Note: The Weekly Resources Update will not be published July 30 or August 6 and will return August 13. 

COVID-19 Resources for Those in Need Web BoxJuly 23, 2021--Each week, 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. 

Register Now for Upcoming Hiring Event on July 30 

  • Meet the Employer: Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), July 30. Join the Workforce Development Center and Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) on Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.,  for the opportunity to speak with ACPS hiring managers about jobs within the School Nutritional Services Department. Register now!   

REMINDER: Renters, Landlords Urged to Access Resources as Eviction Moratorium Scheduled to End July 31 

  • The CDC moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to end July 31. Renters struggling to pay rent or have received an eviction notice can call 703.746.5700 for assistance. Landlords can call 703.746.4990 for help accessing state funds to cover overdue rent and landlord-tenant mediation. Learn more about these resources.  

Housing Equity Workshop on July 31 

  • The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is coordinating community engagement for a Regional Housing Equity Plan. The plan, also known as the Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, helps direct federal funds in ways to make housing more equitable and accessible to individuals and families no matter where they live or where they would like to live. Join COG and Challenging Racism on July 31 for the final in a series a discussions on Housing, Equity and Race: Fair Housing in the DMV Region. The program will engage participants in discussions on the history of housing and race using storytellers from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more at mwcog.org/fairhousing. For information on the City's efforts to reduce and eliminate disparities and inequities, visit alexandriava.gov/Equity. 

Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities 

  • The City of Alexandria Office of Housing provides housing counseling services for persons seeking affordable rental and accessible housing in the city. 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 webpage. If interested in a specific property, please contact the property directly. 

Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training 

Curative Offers Expedited COVID-19 Testing 

Starting on July 20, Curative will offer COVID-19 testing options with results received within 24 hours or sooner. This new model brings samples collected in the morning to the testing lab in Washington DC by midday to provide a faster turnaround time. Find expedited results at the below options. 

Mobile Van Testing: 

  • Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305) 
    Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  

  • King Street Triangle (1806 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314) 
    Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 

Ben Brenman Kiosk: 

  • Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria, VA 22304) 
    Tuesday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. 
    Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Results are available in 1-2 days at the Curative kiosk located at Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314) and at the Ben Brenman Park location during the remainder of their operating hours. View the testing schedule. Book a testing appointment at the Curative website

REMINDER: Cooling Assistance Available 

  • The City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to residents who may not have cooling in their homes, including recreation centers and libraries, as well as assistance for adults 60 years of age and older and some low-income households. Learn more

REMINDER: Food Assistance Available 

  • Learn about food assistance, food distribution sites, programs to help purchase food and delivery options for older adults. 

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

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