Resources

Money is still available for tenants struggling to pay rent. Tenants can now apply directly with the bilingual RMRP Support Center at (703) 962-1884. Tenants can also apply online through the link above.

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

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 18, 2020, there are additional steps landlords must take before evicting tenants who are behind on rent.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order that protects some residential tenants who have fallen behind on rent from being evicted until 2021.

If you need catching up on rent, the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program may be able to provide financial assistance.

If you lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are being sued for an eviction, you qualify for a delay of your eviction case.

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

Need help with other civil legal issues? VisitĀ valegalaid.orgĀ for more helpful resources.
Get help filling out the Tenants Assertion and Complaint Form (DC 429).

Find your local legal aid who can assist you.