Housing Crisis Services
If you are experiencing a housing crisis or facing homelessness, please contact the Department of Community and Human Services, call 703.746.5700, or text 703.346.5599. NEW! As of May 16, 2022, Rent Relief Program (RRP) applications are no longer being accepted.
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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 2021 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.