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Alexandria Announces One-Stop-Shop for Online Affordable Housing Assistance

Starting on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) the City of Alexandria joining in the relaunching an online program aimed at helping locals get better access to housing support.

The new 2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo will focus on offering workshops related to COVID-19 related housing issues, location options, where to buy or rent, improving credit scores, energy efficiency and more.

The expo is a partnership between Alexandria, its neighbors, and other legal and housing-related support services.

“The virtual expo will also offer confidential individual financial counseling,” a press release said, “and provide a 24-hour Exhibitor Hall featuring lenders, property management companies, developers, contractors, real estate agents, service providers, local jurisdictions and more.”

The expo is entirely free. This is the 11th year of the housing expo, though it’s experiencing some changes due to COVID-19.

According to the expo website:

Browse dozens of exhibits featuring government assistance programs, home-buying opportunities and professionals, mortgage information and assistance and much more! Take advantage of helpful free work- shops and one-on-one personal financial consultation with a trusted nonprofit designed to help you get where you want to be in Northern Virginia, whether you need to rent or are ready to buy.

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