Homelessness & Housing in Northern Virginia

Homeless Shelters & Housing Assistance

Shelter is a basic need for everyone, and it’s the foundation from which families and individuals can begin to build, or rebuild, stability and self-sufficiency. Northern Virginia Family Service provides emergency shelter to safely house homeless families and individuals, and also provides financial assistance with rent and utilities to prevent homelessness from occurring.

Our Housing Programs

Across Northern Virginia, NVFS offers tenant-based rental assistance, community case management and permanent housing placement, as well as the Regional Housing Assistance Program for individuals living with HIV. NVFS offers several additional programs for residents of Fairfax and Prince William County:

Fairfax County
Bridging Affordability • Short-Term Rental Assistance Program • Emergency Solutions Grants • Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

Prince William County
Affordable Rental Units • Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

Eliminating Homelessness

“Eliminating the urgency of food insecurity and homelessness are the foundational needs for many of our shelter residents. Once we remove those overwhelming stressors, our expert program and case managers move quickly to identify our clients’ underlying barriers to thriving in our communities.”
– Andrea Eck, Executive Vice President of Programs