COVID-19 Limited Rent Assistance

Program Description

Loudoun County government has established a limited rent assistance program for Loudoun County households economically impacted by COVID-19. The terms of the program include:

  • Proof of job loss or reduced hours due to COVID-19.
  • Residents must be current in their rent payments as of March 31, 2020.
  • Direct payments made to landlords or property management companies on behalf of residents who qualify for the program.
  • Depending on funding availability, the program provides up to six months of rent assistance. Applicants can apply for the number of months of assistance that is due based on the rent ledger, and may need to apply for one month of assistance at a time.
  • The program will continue as long as funding is available.
  • Income eligibility based on household size for households earning up to 80% of the area median income ($79,600 for a family of four):

Virginia Area Median Income - 80% Annual Income by Family Size

# in Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
80% Annual Income $55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100

How to Apply for Limited Rent Assistance

  1. Application Process
  2. Required Documents
  3. FAQs

Application Process 

Applicants must submit a completed application form as well as eligibility documentation, such as a current lease and paperwork that shows a job loss or reduced income due to COVID-19. This documentation will be verified to determine eligibility. DO NOT submit your application until you have gathered ALL required documentation. Submitting an application does not guarantee financial assistance will be provided. 

For quick reference: 

Step 1: Gather Required Documents 

  • Proof of Loudoun County residency
  • Current lease or rental agreement
  • Rental amount owed (rent ledger / statement)
  • Proof of job loss or reduced hours due to COVID-19
  • Income
  • Resources (unemployment benefits, alimony, child support, SS, SSI, public assistance)
  • W-9 Form: In order to process a payment, the county must have a W-9 form from your landlord or property management company on file. 

Step 2: Complete Your Application Form

Important note about the online application: At the top of the application, you will be asked "What is your preferred language?” Please answer this question before you answer any other questions on the form; your selection will show only questions in the selected language on the form. 

For questions about the program, help completing the application, or to request a paper application, please call Loudoun County Health and Human Services Information and Referral at 703-777-0420.

Application Status

  • You will be contacted by your preferred method of contact if your application is missing documentation. Applications submitted without complete documentation cannot be processed. You will need to submit the missing documentation within 10 business days.
  • Once your application has been processed, you will receive a decision by your preferred method of contact notifying you that your application is either approved or denied. The eligibility decision cannot be appealed.

Additional Requests for Assistance

If you are submitting a second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth request for funding: 

  • Complete the application form, indicating this is your second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth request. This will hide any questions on the form that are not needed for an additional request.
  • Provide the following documents: 
    • Updated rent ledger or statement from landlord/property manager which shows current balance due for the month you are requesting assistance, 
    • Most recent (last 30 days) pay stubs and/or bank statements, AND 
    • Most recent (last 30 days) benefit letters (if applicable).

Change in Circumstances

If you were previously denied because you did not meet the income and resources criteria, but have since had a reduction in income and/or resources, you may reapply. The process takes approximately 3-4 weeks.

For More Information

If you have additional questions, contact Loudoun County Health and Human Services Information and Referral at 703-777-0420, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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