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.


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

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

Program information
Homelessness & Housing
Oakton – Administrative Headquarters

10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100

Oakton, VA 22124

SERVE Campus

10056 Dean Dr.

Manassas, VA 20110