Loudoun County residents who are experiencing difficulty paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rent payment assistance through one of these programs:
- Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP): Designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RRP may provide financial assistance for rent payments for eligible households. This includes financial assistance for rent payments past due beginning April 1, 2020 and onward with opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding and the household's need for additional assistance and continued eligibility.
- Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program: Provides help with rent and utilities to residents of the Diocese of Arlington who are facing a one-time financial emergency. Assistance is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Loudoun Cares COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline: Responds to requests from Loudoun residents who need help paying rent and/or utilities as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis.
For tenants paying rent late or unable to pay rent, Loudoun County urges these residents to take the following actions:
- Submit a written request to your rental management company
- Ask for an installment plan
- Ask to waive late fees or penalties
- Find more information about what to do if you are facing possible eviction.
- Learn about the Virginia Rent Relief Program
- Contact Information and Referral, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., call 703-777-0420. Language interpretation services are available at no cost. After hours and on the weekend complete the online form or send an email.
- Stay Home Virginia: A website for housing-centered information about programs, services and resources to help Virginians who have experienced job or income job and other impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis. It includes guidance on how to work with landlords, financial institutions and other to sustainably utilize temporary eviction and foreclosure protections during this crisis.
- House Bill 1420 (caps late fees on rent)
- House Bill 340 (protects tenants from eviction during emergencies)
- Public Assistance
- Unemployment Insurance
- Economic Impact Payments
- Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
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