Eviction Prevention Resources
Eviction Prevention Guidance for Renters
Office of Community Services Rental Assistance Program
The Office of Community Services (OCS) at the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides limited rental assistance to eligible low-income households facing a housing crisis or homelessness. To request OCS services, call the DCHS Customer Call Center at 703.746.5700 or text 703.346.5599 for an assessment.
Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership
The Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership (AEPP) connects Alexandria residents who are experiencing housing insecurity to resources and information and provides support to residents navigating the eviction process. AEPP is a partnership of ALIVE!, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, and The Lazarus Ministry of Christ Church. For assistance, please call 703.837.9300 or email AEPP3@alive-inc.org. Español disponible.
Legal Resources for Renters
To learn about the eviction process in Virginia, please visit the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s Eviction Frequently Asked Questions and Process Handout, or consider contacting one of the following agencies:
If you are experiencing other landlord-tenant issues, please call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990.
Eviction Prevention Task Force
The Eviction Prevention Task Force is a multi-agency partnership composed of representatives from the Department of Community and Human Services, Office of Housing, Sheriff’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Christ Church, and Emergency Financial Providers. The group is collecting and sharing data and working to understand the local eviction landscape, identifying and resolving gaps in eviction prevention services, and engaging stakeholders to address the crisis. The goals of the Task Force include reducing the number of evictions in Alexandria, diminishing the impact of eviction on residents and developing and implementing a long-term eviction prevention strategy that addresses the needs of residents and property owners.
The Task Force welcomes input and participation from the community, property owners, and landlords in ongoing projects and initiatives, including outreach to at-risk households and identifying renters in need of assistance. For more information or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Performance Analytics tracks eviction trends in the City of Alexandria. Data is updated weekly.
Alexandria, VA Eviction Trends