Get Assistance at NVFS

NVFS provides tools for our neighbors to build brighter futures, stronger families and a stronger, healthier community. NVFS offers a wide range of services, from food and shelter to health care access to job training. Program availability varies by county. If you are not able to locate a service or program, please call our main office at 571.748.2500 or email info@nvfs.org.

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Utility Assistance

Eligibility

Client must be living in Western Prince William County (including the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Bristow, Gainesville, Nokesville, Haymarket and Catharpin). Client must have a disconnect notice and must be able to demonstrate significant need for assistance (such as loss of income, medical issues, etc.). If the client is over 60 years old, the disconnect notice is not needed.

Referral process

To apply clients need to email utilityassistance@nvfs.org or call 571-748-2624 and leave a message.

Availability
Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park

Program information
Homelessness & Housing

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

Shelter

Provides shelter, case management, advocacy, financial management, housing referral, employment assistance, child care assistance, life skills classes, and connection with local resources to homeless individuals and families.

Eligibility

Assistance available to single individuals over 18 or families with children who are homeless. Clients must not be actively using drugs or alcohol and will be subject to a criminal background check. No residency requirements.

Referral process

Client or worker can call 703.792.3366 directly for information and intake.

Availability
Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park

Program information
Homelessness & Housing
Locations
Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center

14945 Jeff. Davis Hwy.

Woodbridge, VA 22191
571.492.7359

SERVE Campus

10056 Dean Dr.

Manassas, VA 20110
571.748.2600

Contact

703.792.3366

Utilities Assistance

Aids households in imminent risk of danger and/or homelessness. Provides assistance with rent, utility shut-off notices and medical expenses. Provides emergency financial support, information and referral, advocacy and seasonal projects.

Eligibility

Follows county guidelines.

Referral process

Clients must call their county's central intake line to be referred to NVFS.

Availability
Fairfax, Falls Church, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park

Program information
Homelessness & Housing
Locations
SERVE Campus

10056 Dean Dr.

Manassas, VA 20110
571.748.2600

Contact

Fairfax:
703.222.0880

Prince William:
703.792.3366

 

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