Through a new state program, Virginia Housing is administering relief for renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), eligible landlords can apply on behalf of their tenants to receive financial assistance for past-due rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020. Funding for Rent and Mortgage Relief Program is through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 15, 2020. Take action today to see how RMRP may help your tenants make their past-due and current rent payments. Get started with the application process at VirginiaHousing.com/RMRP.
If you have questions, please email Virginia Housing at RMRP@VirginiaHousing.com.
City of Alexandria COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Programs
Through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Alexandria is providing short-term emergency rental assistance to assist City renters experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19 related loss of income through the COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program. Funds in the amount of up to $1,800 in a one-time payment will be provided directly to property owners on behalf of eligible tenants. Download the program flyer in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Amharic.
City Council has authorized a second payment of up to $1,800 for those households already assisted. Contact 703-746-3100 for additional help.
To apply for assistance, please submit a pre-application online or call 703-746-3100 during city business hours. There is no application fee and technical assistance is available throughout the application process.
If you need financial assistance beyond the COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program, please contact the Department of Community and Human Services at 703-746-5700 to inquire about programs that are available, including the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program.
Data on the City’s COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program's performance is now available at this link.