Interactive Affordable Rental Housing Map
Southern Towers Committed Affordable Unit Program
The City has a partnership with Southern Towers Apartments to provide prospective residents with committed affordable units at the property. The affordable apartment homes include efficiencies and one-bedroom units. The 2023 rents are as follows with all utilities included:
- Efficiency Unit: $1,451/month
- One-Bedroom Unit: $1,696/month
Please note that three months verification of your income must be provided with the application, and that your monthly household gross income must be, at a minimum, twice the rent. Once an application is approved by the Office of Housing, it will be provided to the Southern Towers Apartments Leasing Office for rental background checks and final approval. To apply for a committed affordable unit at Southern Towers, please click on one of the links below to access an application. If you have questions about the program or would like an application mailed to you, please contact Virginia Patton at 703.746.3083.
Report Apartment Maintenance Request
To report a maintenance request in your rental unit, please first contact your landlord or property manager. If the repairs are not completed in a timely manner, you may contact the Office of Housing via text at 703.405.7100 or Alex311 at 311 or 703.746.4311. To learn more, download our information sheets in English , Spanish , Amharic , and Arabic .
For other tenant complaints including suspected discrimination, failure of landlords or property managers to provide services or amenities listed in the lease, and mold and mildew, please contact the Office of Housing/703.746.4990.
Trainings and Workshops
- In partnership with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, the Office of Housing hosted a Tenant Rights Seminar in Spanish, with English interpretation, on June 24 at Casa Chirilagua in Arlandria.
- The City of Alexandria hosted four tenant Workshops [Spanish ] in Fall 2022 on tenant rights, responsibilities, and resources as they relate to leasing, maintenance, landlord-tenant law, and evictions. The workshops were conducted by Legal Services of Northern Virginia and Legal Aid Justice Center and were supported by the Office of Housing, Code Administration, the Department of Community and Human Services, and the Health Department. Amharic and Spanish interpretation, refreshments, and childcare were provided.
Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers
The Office of Housing provides housing-related mediation between landlords and tenants by mutual agreement. To learn more, contact Gwen Lassiter at 703.746.3086. For assistance in Spanish, contact Virginia Patton at 703.746.3083.
- Download the Guide to Landlord-Tenant Laws & Policies to learn about tenants and landlord rights and responsibilities within the City.
Senior Rent Relief Program
The Department of Community and Human Services through the Senior Rent Relief Program offers limited grants to low-income renters who are 65 or older and/or permanently disabled and who are struggling to pay their rent.
Area Relocation Counseling
The Office of Housing offers information, coordination and other relocation assistance to residents who are impacted by potential redevelopment or renovations of existing apartment buildings. To learn more, contact Virginia Patton at 703.746.3083.
Mold Remediation Requirements
To learn about disclosure requirements and tenant and landlord responsibilities, download the 2020 Guide on Mold in Rental Properties .
Fair Housing Testing
To identify problems and promote compliance with fair housing laws, the Office of Housing conducts fair housing testing to determine the presence of discrimination in the rental and sales housing markets and in mortgage lending. To learn more, read our 2022 Fair Housing Testing Report, or contact Melodie Seau/703.746.4990 with questions.
State Rental Assistance Program
The State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) provides eligible individuals with developmental disabilities rental assistance so that they can live independently. The program is funded by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and administered in the City of Alexandria by the Office of Housing. Services and supports are provided through sources separate from housing, including Medicaid Waiver-funded home and community based services, natural supports, privately paid supports, and other community resources. For more information, visit the SRAP website.