Are you unable to pay rent and facing possible eviction? It’s important to know your rights, seek assistance, and talk to your landlord about your options.
Your landlord cannot evict you without a court order. There are several steps that need to occur in order for an eviction to be processed. Talk to your landlord and learn what your options are.
If you're having trouble making rent payments as a result of COVID-19:
- Visit stayhomevirginia.com to learn more about tenant eviction protections, including those under the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act. View the Virginia Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act as of July 1, 2020.
- Apply for financial assistance through the Virginia Rent Relief Program.
- Visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development resource page for renters.
- Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resource page for renters.
- Submit a written request to your landlord or rental management company and ask for an installment plan.
You may feel scared, but take action: reach out to people who can help.
- If you are at risk of being evicted, call Loudoun County Information and Referral / Coordinated Entry at 703-777-0420 to learn about the Homeless Prevention and Diversion program.
- Contact Legal Aid at 866-534-5243 or visit valegalaid.org for information and self-help forms.
- For free information and legal advice from an attorney about your case, call Legal Services of Northern Virginia at 703-778-6800 or visit lsnv.org.
- If you feel that you are being discriminated against, call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at 804-367-8530 or 888-551-3247 or visit dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing.
Information for Landlords
Landlords who may be facing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 can find helpful information.
- Learn more about the Virginia Rent Relief Program - both landlords and tenants may apply for assistance.
- Learn about the key elements of a repayment plan and engaging with at-risk tenants while remaining in compliance with fair housing laws.