COVID-19 Resources

Below is. a list of resources available to anyone affected by COVID-19 in the City of Alexandria.

Rental Assistance

Through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Alexandria is providing emergency rental assistance to assist Alexandria renters experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19 related loss of income. Funds in the amount of $600/month for up to three months will be provided directly to property owners on behalf of eligible tenants. Financial assistance will be provided regardless of citizenship status.

Applications received through Friday, May 29 will be reviewed as part of the first application cycle, with priority given to applicants in the Tier 1 income range (see more below). Applications received after May 29 will be reviewed on a rolling basis contingent on funding availability. To apply for rental assistance, visit  https://www.alexandriava.gov/Housing or call 703.746.4311.
To be eligible, households must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in the City of Alexandria corporate limits
  • Document loss of income directly related to COVID-19
  • Be current on rent as of March 31, 2020
  • Have a gross monthly household income, adjusted for household size, at or below the following program maximums:
    • Tier 1: $2,117 for 1-person household, $2,847 for 2-person household, $3,517 for 3-person household, $4,187 for 4-person household, $4,856 for 5-person household, $5,526 for 6-person household OR
    • Tier 2: $4,410 for 1-person household, $5,040 for 2-person household, $5,670 for 3-person household, $6,300 for 4-person household, $6,805 for 5-person household, $7,310 for 6-person household

There are restrictions on household assets.
Who is not eligible, generally:

  • Households with a tenant-based voucher
  • Households residing in project-based voucher communities
  • Households residing in public housing
  • Households receiving other government-based rental assistance, including rent relief through COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant funding

Food Assistance

World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit food distribution organization founded by chef José Andrés.

Local nonprofit ALIVE! will host food distribution  at Casa Chirilagua on May 21 and Ramsay Elementary School on May 28. For details about locations and times for this meal distribution, and more information on food programs, visit the City’s Food Assistance webpage.

COVID-19 Screening Tool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House, in conjunction with Apple, have developed a detailed COVID-19 Screening Tool that can help users check symptoms and determine what to do next if they think they have COVID-19, The site also provides links to state health departments, resources, COVID-19 updates, and more.

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