Help Paying Rent In Virginia

Help Paying Rent Guide In Virginia

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

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When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in Virginia, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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Virginia Statistics

  • Population 7,769,089
  • Number of cities 46
  • Assitance Resources 64

New Listings

Dickenson County Rental Assistance

153 Courthouse Ln, Clintwood, VA - 24228

Lorton Community Action Center

PO Box 154, Lorton, VA - 22199

Arlington Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN)

P.O. Box 7429, Arlington, VA - 22207

STEP - Patrick County Section 8

4559 Wayside Road , Stuart, VA - 24171

Alive Inc

2723 King St, Alexandria, VA - 22302

Parent Community Connection

PO Box 8217, Reston, VA - 20195

Rockbridge County Rental Assistance Office

150 S Main St, Lexington, VA - 24450

Office of Housing - CHESAPEAKE

306 Cedar Road5th Floor , Chesapeake, VA - 23322

Herndon-Reston Fish Inc

336 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA - 20170

Shelter House, Inc.

PO Box 4081, Falls Church, VA - 22044