2021 Virtual Northern Virginia Housing Expo
The City of Alexandria invites anyone looking for resources and information related to affordable housing in Northern Virginia to join the virtual 2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo beginning January 1, 2021. The free, online public event will be hosted at NoVaHousingExpo.org and will be available for the entire year. The expo will feature monthly workshops and exhibits designed to educate participants about COVID-19-related housing assistance, location options, being prepared for buying or renting, understanding and improving credit scores, improving energy efficiency and more. The virtual expo will also offer confidential individual financial counseling and provide a 24-hour Exhibitor Hall featuring lenders, property management companies, developers, contractors, real estate agents, service providers, local jurisdictions and more.
Eviction Prevention and Housing Resources in Response to COVID-19
For immediate release 7/28/2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that tenants of multifamily properties with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) who are subject to eviction for nonpayment of rent must be given 30 days’ notice to vacate before the tenant can be required to leave the unit. This requirement applies to all Enterprise-backed multifamily properties, regardless of whether the loan is in forbearance.
FHFA is working closely with the Enterprises to communicate the 30-day notice requirement to landlords of and tenants living in Enterprise-backed properties. https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Announces-Multifamily-Tenant-Protections.aspx
A list of properties in Alexandria covered by this provision can be found at this link.
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Welcome to the Office of Housing
We provide a range of services to homeowners, renters, homebuyers, landlords and property managers and collaborate with development partners to preserve and create affordable and accessible housing options across the City of Alexandria. Please download our 2021 Housing Resource Guide (as well as guides in Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic), visit our resource links, and check out what's new! Learn about our mission, vision, and values .
For information about public housing and the Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher Program, please contact the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
A portion of the City's housing activities are funded through annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's CDBG and HOME programs (check out our video below). The Office of Housing also works with programs funded and/or administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Housing.
- AHDC holds July 28th community meeting on proposed Arlandria project
- City conducts free Fair Housing
Certification Training for property management and real estate professionals
- Rental applications are now being accepted at The Platform. Apply today!
- NVAHA launches Northern Virginia Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance Dashboard
- Wesley Housing holds June 22nd community meeting on the proposed Parcview II project
- Learn about the ongoing City's CoHousing Initiative
- City approves Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
- Resolution 2926 - City Endorsement of Council of Governments Regional Housing Initiative
+ much more!