UA July 2021
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.
“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”
– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Brothers and Sisters, these are the ones who fall through the cracks, who have extraordinary circumstances, who don’t qualify for other assistance or who have already received what is available to them. These are the ones who simply have nowhere else to go. Please consider funding one of the immediate needs below or setting up a recurring monthly donation to support families who turn to us, when all other options have been exhausted.
Sister H is a 61-year-old widow with Diabetes, who was hit be a car and has not been able to work due to her injuries since late 2019. She rents a room from her brother, and otherwise survives only on the charity of friends and family. She is requesting financial assistance with her rent and living expenses.
Sister B delivered a still-born baby in April. She and her husband are both working, but medical and burial costs set them back, and they are requesting help this month with their rent and living expenses. They are first-time DAH applicants.
Sister F has struggled to provide for her daughter and herself after she and her husband divorced. She tried moving to the south where housing was more affordable, but found that wages were lower as well. Sister F is an experienced nanny and childcare provider, and we are working with her to get her placed in a good paying job. She is requesting help with her rent until she can get resettled and working.
Sister F and her husband and five children resettled in the U.S. in 2017. Tragically, her husband was killed in December. She and the kids moved to a less expensive apartment, and she has been working a part-time job and using what little savings is left to manage their rent and living expenses. We are coordinating with several other agencies to assist in several ways, but she is in need of rental assistance this month. She is a first-time DAH applicant.
Brother M was a prominent and beloved member of the DAH community for many years. He suffered stroke rendering him permanently disabled, and has since survived on a small disability benefit, and the charity of the community to provide for his housing. We are working with his landlord and the county to find a more sustainable living situation and housing voucher, but it is a long process, and he is need of rental assistance until a solution is finalized.
Please keep these families in your dua.
May Allah (SWT) give ease to these brothers and sisters who are suffering great hardship and stress, and may He move us to care for them in their moment of need.