Weekly Resources Update: Affordable Housing Vacancies, Food Distributions, Rental Assistance, Vaccine and Testing Info, Job Assistance and More

Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

Page updated on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:55 PM

Weekly Resources Update: Affordable Housing Vacancies, Food Distributions, Rental Assistance, Vaccine and Testing Info, Job Assistance and More 


COVID-19 Resources for Those in Need Web BoxAugust 20, 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. 

August List of Affordable Housing Vacancies 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. Check out the list at the Office of Housing’s Renter Resources at alexandriava.gov/74591. If interested in a specific property, please contact the property directly. For more housing resources, including rental assistance, visit alexandriava.gov/114737

Get a Schedule of Pop-Up Food Distributions in August 

Rental and Eviction Prevention Assistance 

  •  Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership staff in-person are available for immediate assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from 12-3 p.m. at Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave.). Call 571.351.3272 or email volunteerAEPP@alive-inc.org

  • Access City and state rental and eviction prevention assistance programs and services through the Office of Housing and DCHS. Learn more

Read the August Caregiver Corner Newsletter 

  • Check out the August issue of the Caregiver Corner Newsletter, which highlights tips on managing difficult emotions, like anger, frustration and guilt. Access the newsletter and other resources for caregivers at alexandriava.gov/Aging

Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training 

Know Where You Can Get Tested for COVID-19 

  • With the rise of the Delta variant, it’s important to know where the COVID-19 testing sites are in case you or a loved one becomes symptomatic. Tests are free at Curative COVID-19 kiosks; government ID not required; service in English & Spanish: Curative.com. More info: alexandriava.gov/114730. 

City Preparing for Vaccine Booster Shots for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised 

  • The City of Alexandria is preparing to scale up vaccination efforts in expectation of a recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is coordinating with private providers, working with community partners, and communicating with the general public to ensure that vaccines are safely, efficiently, and equitably available for everyone who wants one. AHD has already begun administering third doses to moderately and severely immunocompromised residents. Visit alexandriava.gov/Vaccines for updates about booster shot availability. 

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  in EnglishSpanishArabic and Amharic