Below are just a few of the organizations that work to provide affordable housing and related services.
Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority: ARHA is the public agency established under the Virginia Housing Authority Law of 1938. Its primary mission is to provide sanitary and safe dwelling accommodations to persons of low income at rents they can afford. Low income is defined by federal, state, and local regulations.
Arlington County Housing Division: The Housing Division provides high quality services to ensure a range of housing choices, provide housing information, and facilitate community revitalization. Arlington is striving to preserve and enhance existing affordable housing, increase home ownership opportunities, promote economic self-sufficiency, and educate tenants and landlords so that Arlington continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. En Español
A-SPAN: Arlington Street People's Network provides life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless. Our mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington’s most vulnerable populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect.
CHOICE: Coalition for Housing Opportunities in the Community for Everyone, Inc. is a consumer-directed alliance of individuals, organizations and government agencies in the disability and affordable housing fields who are working together to develop a comprehensive array of housing options for Northern Virginians with all types of disabilities.
City of Alexandria Office of Housing: Coordinates and administers City housing and housing-related programs and services, and makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on housing policy for the City. Its major divisions are Program Administration, Landlord-Tenant Relations and Program Implementation. The Office of Housing also works closely with the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) on housing issues.
Fairfax County Office of Housing: Provides a range of services to county residents.
Habitat for Humanity: Since its founding Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.
HAND: Housing Association of Non Profit Developers was formed to support a professional community of housing providers in order to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Homes for America: Homes for America, Inc. is a nonprofit housing corporation which specializes in developing and preserving housing for low and moderate income households and special needs populations in the mid-Atlantic states.
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance: is a broad-based regional organization dedicated to the creation of successful communities through affordable housing education and advocacy. The Alliance supports public policies that promote the preservation and new construction of affordable housing choices throughout Northern Virginia for households of all incomes.
Wesley Housing Development Corporation: Wesley Housing's headquarters are located in Alexandria, VA (Fairfax County). Its apartment communities are located across Northern Virginia. Founded in 1974, Wesley Housing has provided quality, affordable housing for more than 15,000 low- and moderate-income Northern Virginians.