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Fairfax County Virginia rental assistance.

Find where to get rent help, moving cost assistance as well as funds to pay security deposits in Fairfax County and northern Virginia. Tenants that lease their home or apartment can get help with their rent payments to stop an eviction, and the homeless can get financial help as a form of re-housing. Several charities, churches as well as government affiliated agencies provide emergency funding in an effort to help low income families stay housed. The resources available range from one rental time rental assistance to money for paying for security deposits, section 8 vouchers, free legal advice, and support for veterans.

Most of the agencies that provide grants focus on certain sections of Fairfax County Virginia. Each will have their own application process too. For example, some charities only offer rent help to residents of Herndon and others support tenant in Chantilly. Some the non-profits are regional, and more information is below.

Not only may rental assistance be offered, but based on funding there may also be funds for utilities, security deposits to move, and loan programs too. All of this is usually offered first come and served.

American Red Cross – Fairfax
Address is 8550 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Call (703)584-8400
They only support military members, members of the Armed Forces and/or veterans. There is information on emergency financial aid, including for rent. Other services may be food, information on VA benefits, and placement of military families into affordable housing in northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Family Service
10455 White Granite Drive
Oakton, Virginia 22142
Main phone: (703)222-0880
Rent, energy bill, and deposit assistance is part of the Homeless Prevention Program (HPP). Any grants are combined with case management services. The homeless can also be placed into shelters and given money to pay for security deposits. Services are in Spanish and available to immigrants. More on financial help from Northern Virginia Family Service.




Annandale Christian Community For Action
Address is 7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Applications are reviewed on a one-off basis. Rent, energy bill, and other help is provided.

11484 Washington Plaza, West, Reston, VA 20190, Main number is (571)-323-1400
Another office is at 11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, Virginia 20190. Phone (571) 323-9555
Fairfax County residents can get help for rent and household supplies. Another focus of the non-profit is on given referrals, and clients can learn about LIHEAP. There are also other government grants for housing from ESG, local transitional housing units, and loan programs. They also support the disabled.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Location is 1005 North Glebe Road Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201
Only Coast Guard members can get help. There is interest free loans for paying back rent, financial counseling, and other guidance.

Fairfax County Salvation Army
Main address is 4915 Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Main phone: (703)385-8700
Very limited financial aid is given in an emergency when funds allow. But the center may also offer referrals or other social services.





Legal Services of Fairfax/North Virginia – One services from the non-profit will address housing issues. Seniors can get help no matter what, and other families on a low income can receive free legal aid. Lawyers can work to stop evictions, offer referrals to rent programs, address repairs and more. Address is 4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Dial 866.534.5243 for an appointment.

Herndon-Reston FISH
Location is 336 Victory Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
For hours, dial (571)267-2977
Any cash payments for rent are given right to the landlord. The charity only assists families, seniors, and the working poor in Reston or Herndon Virginia.

James Mott Community Assistance Program (JMCAP)
11215 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia
Telephone - (703)591-1600.
The non-profit, uses donations and funding from the United Way and other agencies, may offer emergency financial help for rent. In general, a pay or quit notice is needed plus the applicant needs to have a source of income.

McLean, Share, Inc.
The address is 1367 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101
Main phone number is (703)284-2179
The non-profit helps the cities of McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit. Grants for rent, utilities, moving costs, medical and more may be offered. Low income families, single moms or dads and working poor may be assisted with rental and housing needs.

Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning
A government affiliated agency that serves the entire County. The homeless, tenants behind on their rent, and struggling homeowners can call for assistance. Learn about rent or security deposit assistance programs, grants, free motel vouchers, and legal aid or mediation. All these programs, run by local non-profits or the government, work to stop homelessness in the county. Call 703-222-0880.

Housing And Community Services Of Northern Virginia, Inc.
The address is 7405 Alban Station Court
Springfield, VA  22150
Phone number is (703) 372-5440
The non-profit offers a number of housing solutions. Applications to grants for paying rent, referrals to affordable apartments, security deposit assistance and more. They help families going through a difficult period as well as veterans and the elderly.







Lorton Community Action Center
9518 Richmond Hwy
Lorton, Virginia 22079
Main number is (703) 339-5161
Residents of the Lorton area only can try this non-profit community action agency. Free counseling, information on home buying programs as well as loans, emergency rent help and other resources are offered.

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
13888 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
For people that meet income limits and live In zip codes of 20120, 20121, 20122, 20124, 20151, 22033, or 22039, they may apply for emergency rental assistance, mortgage payments, fuel, and more.

Government homeless prevention and rapid rehousing is available. Fairfax County organization and charities offer homeless assistance, which incorporates some money for paying rent, rehousing, as well as utility or security deposit help. Tenants can get pro-active assistance and the homeless can also be supported. More on Fairfax County homeless prevention assistance.

Koinonia Foundation
Address is 6037 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone -  (703)971-1991
Applicants need to live in East Springfield, Franconia, Newington, or Kingstowne Virginia.

Parent Community Connection
Location is Reston, Virginia 20195
(703) 978-7419
Single moms and new mothers in Reston/Herndon can apply for help.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service (JBMHH-ACS)
201 Custer Road, Building 201
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Dial (703)696-3510
Programs include rent or burial help, food, eviction counseling and more. Assistance is for reservists, active duty, retired military, and national guard personnel in Fairfax County.





Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Address is 3700 Pender Dr
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone - (703) 246-5100
Very low income families and the disabled can apply for section 8 HUD vouchers for their rent. Self-sufficiency and home buying programs are also arranged. There is also emergency section 8 housing vouchers in a crisis for certain clients.


By Jon McNamara

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