Regional Housing Assistance Program (RHAP)

Offers intensive housing case management. Focus will be on housing and barriers leading to housing instability. No financial assistance available in this program.

Long-Term Assistance: Provides ongoing financial assistance for rent, similar to the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) but offered just to people living with HIV/AIDS. Tenants pay either up to 30% of adjusted income or 10% of gross income for their rent, whichever is higher. NVFS pays the difference.

Short-Term Assistance: Provides financial services to individuals with unexpected emergencies or health related issues. Types of assistance provided: Rental assistance; mortgage assistance; utility assistance; security deposit; first month’s rent.

Eligibility

Clients must be unstably housed or facing housing instability.

Long-term assistance: Must be living with HIV or AIDS; must be low income; currently residing in Northern Virginia.

Short-term assistance: Clients must be living with HIV/AIDS; clients must live in, or be moving to, a jurisdiction within the Northern or Northwest region of Virginia. Includes City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Stafford, and Warren; the origin of the emergency to request financial assistance must be unexpected or a crisis beyond the client’s control; household gross income must be within income guidelines; eligible to apply, on a monthly basis, for up to a total of 21 weeks of assistance with relevant reasons of need; completed application with explanation of emergency and any documents to support this emergency; proof clients have applied for and were unable to obtain assistance from other sources.

Referral process

Short-Term Assistance: Worker or client can contact the staff contact person directly for intake and information.

Long-Term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance: There is a waitlist for this program maintained by The Northern Virginia Regional Commission. For more information on the waitlist, please contact NVRC at 703.642.0700 or email hivresources@novaregion.org.

Availability
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park

Program information
Homelessness & Housing
Locations
Oakton – Administrative Headquarters

10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100

Oakton, VA 22124
571.748.2500

SERVE Campus

10056 Dean Dr.

Manassas, VA 20110
571.748.2600

Contact

571.748.2552