Homebuyer Resources

The Office of Housing provides a range of services to homebuyers in partnership with the Virginia Housing and Development Authority.

Page updated on Apr 26, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Affordable For-Sale Units

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Set-aside Homeownership Program: This program provides a limited number of affordable, resale-restricted units in some newly constructed homeownership developments. The units are priced at levels affordable to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers and have long-term affordability requirements. No units are available at this time.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program: This program provides a limited number of affordable, resale-restricted units purchased and renovated by Rebuilding Together Alexandria. The units are priced at levels affordable to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers and have long-term affordability requirements. To learn about the program’s eligibility requirements, click hereNo units are available at this time.

Resale Restricted Homeownership Program: This program helps market resale-restricted units purchased with City assistance. The units are priced at levels affordable to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers and have long-term affordability requirements. The following units are currently being marketed:

  • 1-bedroom, 1-bath at the Olympus Condominium, 6301 Stevenson Avenue, Unit 604, $132,880 w/$636 monthly condo fee (includes all heating, cooling, water, sewer, gas, and trash removal costs). 

Homebuyer Training

Virginia Housing Development Authority: VHDA offers free classes for first-time homebuyers on an ongoing basis throughout Northern Virginia. Classes are held in English and Spanish. Successful completion of VHDA pre-purchase training gives first-time homebuyers access to VHDA's below-market interest rates. Participants in the City’s homeownership program are required to complete a VHDA pre-purchase training class. To learn more or to register for an upcoming class, click here

The City: The City offers free training opportunities during the year covering topics such as the rights and responsibility of condominium ownership. To learn more, contact Shane Cochran at shane.cochran@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4990. The following trainings are scheduled: 

  • Amending Governing Documents for Condominium and Community Associations: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. To learn more, click here.

Housing Counseling

The Office of Housing provides referral services to partner agencies addressing a range of housing counseling needs. These include foreclosure prevention, loan default and delinquency, and reverse mortgage counseling. To learn more, contact Shane Cochran at shane.cochran@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4990. 

Closing Cost and Downpayment Assistance

Flexible Homeownership Assistance Program: This loan program provides no-interest, deferred payment downpayment and closing cost assistance to first-time homebuyers purchasing a home through the Affordable Set-Aside Homebuyer Program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and Resale Restricted Homeownership Program. Two income tiers are used to determine the amount of assistance available to participants. Participants must be approved for a mortgage by one of the Program’s participating lenders. To learn more, download our Program description here or contact Brandi Collins at brandi.collins@alexandriava.gov or Vicente Espinoza at vicente.espinoza@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-4990. 

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