What happens to families when they leave Carpenter’s Shelter?

Typically, when individuals or families leave the shelter they move into:

  • public housing

  • section 8 housing

  • market rate housing

  • rooming situations for singles

  • transitional housing programs

  • permanent supportive housing units


Affordable housing is increasingly difficult to secure because of growing demand. A lack of affordable housing continues to be the number one cause of homelessness in the City of Alexandria.