How to Receive Rental Assistance
The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter is part of the Western 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.
Due to COVID-19, SAS is operating with limited staff to maintain the safety and health of our staff and clients. Our hours have decreased to Mon-Thurs, 8:30-4:30. Please contact us via phone at 540-459-3212 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any service needs, and follow us on Facebook for real-time updates. We will get through this together!
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.
This program provides short-term hotel/motel vouchers for homeless households waiting on rental housing to become available. Households must be able to secure housing within 10 days or less based on funding availability. Serving Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Frederick, and Clark County and the City of Winchester
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 5 Day Pay or Quit). 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.
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.
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 foreclosure of their rental unit or a similar event. This program can only cover a maximum of 2 months back rent. Serving Shenandoah, Warren and Page County
Utilizes the 0-30% Income Limit as directed by HUD.