ALIVE! with support from an ACT for Alexandria Resilience Fund grant is working in partnership with the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, and Lazarus Ministry Christ Church to stand up the Alexandria Eviction Prevention Program (AEPP).
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “The Alexandria Eviction Prevention Program is an all women-led response to the growing numbers of people facing eviction issues in the City of Alexandria. The group of colleagues identified a need for a one-stop place where residents at-risk of eviction could go for help. With funding from ACT, each organization has contributed to the Eviction Prevention Program to identify people most at-risk of eviction, organize outreach events to educate and counsel people about their rights and possible resources for rental assistance, and help people complete applications for support.”
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “With advice and expertise from Lazarus Ministry Christ Church on how to mobilize volunteers working to prevent evictions and the financial support from ACT, each partner can contribute in a meaningful way, and ALIVE! is able to support an outreach worker to coordinate and manage the program. Each organization involved has access to strong and dedicated volunteer supporters who are also stepping up to help alongside expert staff. “Coming out of the program, we hope people will understand their rights better, know where to access financial or other supports to keep going, and ideally remain in their homes,” said Michelle Krocker, Executive Director of Northern Virginia Housing Alliance.”