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Arlington and Alexandra rent assistance.

Several agencies, churches and charities provide emergency assistance for paying rent across the region of Alexandria as well as Arlington County. The local municipal government, in particular the Department of Human Services, is focused on homeless prevention and there are several non-profits as well. A combination of grants can be issued for paying rental expenses and some agencies even offer loans for a security deposit using government funds.

Families should contact an organization as soon as they fall behind on their rent. By the time they have an eviction notice it may be too late. The application process is extensive, and any emergency rental assistance will be combined with case management. The agencies often provide services in both region, and if a location in Arlington County can't assist then they may refer a client to an Alexandria site, or vice-versa. The primary programs that may assist with housing and rental needs are below.

Arlington Department of Human Services
Location is 2100 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Arlington, Virginia 22204
Intake number is (703)228-1350
The two main programs are a crisis service. This can help with back rent, utility bills, or place a client into shelter. They also run a government funded rental subsidy program for the disabled, senior citizens and working poor families with children.

Arlington County Housing Authority
2100 Clarendon Blvd #700
Arlington, VA 22201
Dial (703) 228-3760
They administer section 8 vouchers and public housing for the very low income and residents in poverty.

Doorways for Women and Families
Arlington, VA 22210
Main phone - (703)504-9400
The main resource is the HomeStart Supportive Housing Program. Low income housing, apartments, and subsidies for paying rent are available. Clients are women impacted by domestic violence, single parents, and families with children, including infants.




Salvation Army Arlington Corps
518 South Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Call (703)-979-3380 for information.
Grants may be issued to pay rent to prevent an eviction. Other programs include the Washington Area Fuel Fund and money for a security deposit.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610
Arlington, Virginia 20598-7180
Dial (800)881-2462
Only provides emergency aid to coast guard members.

Arlington Thrive
PO Box 7429, Arlington, VA 22207
Financial aid is for rent, medical needs, cooling bills, and more. The charity may offer same day aid, or a loan, to prevent homelessness.

Catholic Charities of Arlington and Alexandria
Location is 200 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, Virginia
(703) 841-2531

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
121 N. Washington St., Suite 300A, Alexandria, VA 22314
Arlington tenants can stop by 3401 Columbia Pike, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22204
The pro-bono law firm can help with civil legal matters. This includes eviction help, housing discrimination, and mediation on disputes over rent.

PathForward (previously called Arlington Street People's Assistance Network - (A-SPAN))
Location is 2708 South Nelson Street, Suite B
Arlington, VA 22206
Main - (703)-820-4357
The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program combines case management with emergency rent or mortgage help.

Care Options – Alexandra only supports the elderly or disabled. They are located at 200 Little Falls Street, Suite 306, and the phone number is (703)237-9048.





HOPE of Northern VA, Inc.
Intake number is (703)536-2020
The program is Housing and Assistance for Pregnant Women. Funds can help with rental costs or utility or security deposits, baby needs, and more.

Army Emergency Relief
200 Stovall Street, Room 5S33
Alexandria, VA 22332
Clients need to be veterans, in the military, or family. Call (703)428-0000.


By Jon McNamara













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