UA Aug 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 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. She is need of rental assistance to help get her life resettled.
Sister L had a stroke, and is no longer able to work. She is divorced and lives alone. She receives an SSI benefit that is less than half her rent. She has been surviving on some proceeds from selling her cooking and on the charity of friends, but one of her sponsors travelled overseas recently, so she is short on this month’s rent.
Brother M has not been able to finalize his work authorization and find work in the U.S. yet, so he has maintained remote work in his home country to support his wife and three young girls, including a newborn, age 6 months. He is requesting help with his rent until his work authorization is finalized.
Brother A. was referred to us by a trusted community partner. He and his wife have not been working. His children help with rent and bills, but his son, got COVID, and had to stop working. As a result, the family has fallen behind on their bills. He has been assisted by the county, but is still in need of additional rental assistance until his son can return to work.
Sister S. was hospitalized with severe COVID symptoms, and out of work for four months. When she was cleared to return to work, her employer eliminated her position. She was assisted by the county, and is slowly recovering now, physically and financially but needs additional assistance to catch up.
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.