Emergency Assistance Fund
Dar Al-Hijrah provides emergency rental assistance as a last resort to those facing eviction. Assistance is given to the most urgent cases up to one time every 24 months. Before completing a Dar Al-Hijrah assistance application, please apply with the county as a first step. This will expedite your case, and help us help you.
If you are in need of assistance with rent, utilities, food, diapers or medical care, and you live in Fairfax County, please call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880, and they can help.
If you live in Arlington, call the Arlington County Community Assistance Bureau at 703-228-1300.
And if you live in the City of Alexandria, call the Department of Community and Human Services at 703-746-5700.
Once you have contacted your local government at the numbers above, you may apply for DAH assistance here: https://hijrah.org/resources/forms/financial-assistance-form/
We receive many urgent requests each month. If you are able to help respond to these families in need, please give below.
The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) said
“Are you supported or given aid by Allah except by the way that you have treated your most vulnerable?”
Brothers and Sisters, no one could have imagined that families would still be feeling the effects of the pandemic this late in the year. Instead of the situation improving, cases are surging again. Many are still out of work, unemployment benefits are expiring, and assistance agencies are stretched to the brink. We have had to dramatically reduce the amount of assistance we can provide, and be sure that we are a last resort for applicants, after navigating them to all other available resources. We have a small number of cases who simply have nowhere else to go. Please consider funding one of the urgent cases below or setting up a recurring monthly donation to support families who turn to us, when all other options have been exhausted.
This sister is a mother of two children with a baby on the way. Her pregnancy is high risk, and requires surgery. Her husband works as a barber, but has lost a great deal of business due to the pandemic. The entire family has tested positive for COVID, but Alhamdulillah, they are recovering nicely. They have exhausted all other sources of rental assistance, and are requesting help from us until the husband can find additional work. We are providing job assistance as well.
This sister is very ill, and has been hospitalized three times in the last four years. In addition to several chronic issues, which have blinded her in one eye, she was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. She survives on support from her daughter, and the charity of sisters in the community, but this month her daughter is short. She is in need of your duas and rental assistance this month.
This sister is a widowed mother of two boys. Her housekeeping position in a hotel was eliminated due to the pandemic. She has been receiving an unemployment benefit, but it is expiring, and she is requesting help with her rent until she can find another job.
This sister is the mother of two young boys, including a 1 year-old in diapers. She is working at a home healthcare company, but her husband lost his job, and her pay does not cover the rent and living expenses. She is requesting a small amount of rental assistance while the husband looks for another job.
This sister is a widowed mother of a young girl. She lost her hotel job due to the pandemic, and is receiving a small unemployment benefit, but it does not cover her rent and living expenses, she is requesting help with the shortfall until she can find another job.
Widows, little kids, unemployed fathers…These struggling families need your duas, and your financial support. May Allah move us all to protect those who struggle.