Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

Street Outreach

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter has joined forces with other service agencies to send teams out into camp grounds, river banks, and abandoned buildings to bring the chronic homeless into services. These outreach teams need supplies like flashlights, thermal blankets, gloves, socks, and rain ponchos. If you are looking for a way to hep out, we gladly accept donations of any of the above like items or monetary donations to purchase some of the listed items is greatly appreciated.  ​

How to Receive Rental Assistance

The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter is part of the Western Virginia Continuum of Care VA-513.

The Western Virginia Continuum of Care serves  the Cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester, Virginia, and the surrounding Counties of Page, Clarke, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Rockingham.

Every Individual or Household who is seeking housing assistance must first contact
Centralized Housing Intake at 

 to complete an intake assessment and receive a referral for housing assistance.      


Rapid Rehousing

This program aims to move literally homeless households into housing as quickly as possible when shelter stays are not required.  Households may qualify for up to 90 days of assistance and can be re-certified if funds are available and an ongoing need can be documented.  Serving Shenandoah, Warren and Page County

Utilizes the 0-30% Income Limit as directed by HUD following the first 90 days of assistance. 

Tenant Based Rental Assistance
This program is used to move household's currently in un-affordable housing into housing they can afford or to assist households who can typically afford their current housing but experienced a temporary financial crisis jeopardizing their housing stability (must have a 5 Day Pay or Quit).  These households must also be able to document a source of income. In most cases, assistance is only provided for one partial month's rent and/or security deposit. Serving Shenandoah and Page County

Utilizes the 30-80% Income Limit as directed by HUD.


If you have any questions related to the housing programs listed here or are wanting more information/resources regarding a current housing crisis please contact our State Certified Housing Counselor/Housing Administrator at 540-459-3212 ext. 305

Targeted Prevention

This program keeps households in their homes if they are facing eviction and have an unlawful detainer.  It typically does not cover security deposits unless a household is forced to move due to foreclosure of their rental unit or a similar event. Serving Shenandoah, Warren and Page County

Utilizes the 0-30% Income Limit as directed by HUD. 


Short term hotel assistance for households that are  waiting on their rental housing unit to become available.  Must be able to provide written documentation from a landlord with a move-in date (move-in date must be within 10-14 days).  This funding is extremely limited and funds may not always be available. Serving Shenandoah, Page, and Warren County.