State level eviction protections have been extended to June 30, 2022. Here is what you need to know.

The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is a critical lifeline that can pay rent, past due amounts, and court costs for qualifying tenants as far back as April 2020. The deadline for new applications is May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Tenants can now apply directly with the bilingual RRP Support Center at (833) RENT-RELIEF (736-8735). Tenants can also apply online at

Need help applying? See this Comprehensive Gov2Go Guide on how to apply for rent relief. 


Source of income, or source of funds, became a protected class in the Virginia Fair Housing Law on July 1, 2020. It is unlawful to discriminate against a renter or homebuyer because of any source that lawfully provides funds to or on behalf that person.

Starting November 9, 2020, larger landlords must offer tenants who fall behind rent a payment plan before they can evict.

If your landlord gives you a notice claiming you abandoned the property, you must act quickly to keep your lease.

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Get help filling out the Tenants Assertion and Complaint Form (DC 429).

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