Trainings and Workshops
The City of Alexandria hosted four tenant Workshops [Spanish ] on tenant rights, responsibilities, and resources as they relate to leasing, maintenance, landlord-tenant law, and evictions. The workshops were conducted by Mary Horner of Legal Services of Northern Virginia and Benjamin Apt of Legal Aid Justice Center and are supported by the Office of Housing, Code Administration, the Department of Community and Human Services, and the Health Department. Amharic and Spanish interpretation, refreshments, and childcare were provided.
Workshop 1: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1PM to 3PM; Patrick Henry Recreation Center
Workshop 2: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6PM to 8PM, St. James United Methodist Church
Workshop 3: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6PM to 8PM; Patrick Henry Recreation Center
Workshop 4: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10AM to noon; Fairlington Presbyterian Church
Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers
The Office of Housing provides housing-related mediation between landlords and tenants by mutual agreement. To learn more, contact Gwen Lassiter at 703.746.3086 or Goodman Okpara at 703.746.3080. For assistance in Spanish, contact Virginia Patton at 703.746.3083.
- Download the Guide to Landlord-Tenant Laws & Policies to learn about tenants and landlord rights and responsibilities within the City.
Fair Housing Testing
To identify problems and promote compliance with fair housing laws, the Office of Housing conducts fair housing testing to determine the presence of discrimination in the rental and sales housing markets and in mortgage lending. To learn more, read our 2022 Fair Housing Testing Report, or contact Goodman Okpara at 703.746.3080 with questions.
Area Relocation Counseling
The Office of Housing offers information, coordination and other relocation assistance to residents who are impacted by potential redevelopment or renovations of existing apartment buildings. To learn more, contact Virginia Patton at 703.746.3083.
Mold Remediation Requirements
To learn about disclosure requirements and tenant and landlord responsibilities, download the 2020 Guide on Mold in Rental Properties.
State Rental Assistance Program
The State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) provides eligible individuals with developmental disabilities rental assistance so that they can live independently. The program is funded by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and administered in the City of Alexandria by the Office of Housing. Services and supports are provided through sources separate from housing, including Medicaid Waiver-funded home and community based services, natural supports, privately paid supports, and other community resources. For more information, visit the SRAP website.