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 Aug 15, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Affordable For-Sale Units

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Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Through this program, the City and its nonprofit partner Rebuilding Together Alexandria, acquire and fully renovate distressed properties and offer these homes for sale to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers. No units are available at this time.

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.

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. 

  • UNDER CONTRACT! 3-bedroom, 1-bath rowhouse in the Hume Springs Community at 3816 Edison Street, Alexandria, VA; near Del Ray and Potomac Yard neighborhoods. This unit is  available for purchase to a first-time homebuyer who has an annual income below 100% of the Area Median Income  (up to $117,200 for a four-person household). To learn more, please click here for the complete listing and here for the property's webpage.

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 covering a range of topics. To learn more, contact Brandi Collins or Vicente Espinoza at 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 herecontact  Vicente Espinoza (vicente.espinoza@alexandriava.gov) or Brandi Collins (brandi.collins@alexandriava.gov), at 703.746.4990. 

Additionally, the City of Alexandria offers the Employee Homeownership Incentive Program (EHIP) to employees of the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Public Schools which provides an interest-free, deferred payment loan of $10,000 for home purchases in the City of Alexandria. To apply or learn more,  contact Vicente Espinoza at 703.746.4990/vicente.espinoza@alexandriava.gov