COVID-19 EMERGENCY VIRGINIA RENTAL RELIEF PROGRAM (RRP)
Virginia is immediately placing $160 million into the Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) to increase housing stability across the Commonwealth and will make additional funding available based upon need, through the Department of Housing and Community Development, who is administering the program.
Tenants interested in applying for the RRP should check their eligibility by completing the self-assessment at dhcd.virginia.gov/eligibility or by dialing 2-1-1 from their phones. Tenants may be eligible for rent arrears payments dating back to April 1, 2020, and up to three months of payments into the future. The total payments may not exceed 15 months of rental assistance per household.
Landlords may also apply on behalf of their tenants. To submit a landlord-initiated application, visit virginiahousing.com/rentrelief. Virginia law requires landlords to work with their tenant to apply for this assistance.
Effective February 22, 2021 the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) will no longer provide rental assistance.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY MORTGAGE AND UTILITY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Emergency Housing Assistance Program will be provided to all eligible households who reside in Prince William County and cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 with up to no more than six (6) months payments of emergency mortgage, and utility housing assistance to prevent homelessness.
Eligibility Criteria -
Households who have lost documentable income on or after March 1, 2020 directly related to stay-at-home orders (job loss/reduced hours); being sick or being the sole at-home caregiver for someone sick with COVID-19; required to stay home with their natural/adopted/legal guardian young children due to mandatory daycare and/ or school closures; or other documentable reasons.
Eligible households combined annual gross income cannot exceed 80% of the HUD established median income for the Metropolitan Area based upon household size through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program
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Applicants cannot have received assistance from another Federal, State or Local agency to pay mortgage or utilities due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 EHAP Flyer - English
COVID-19 EHAP Flyer - Spanish
Ways to Submit an Application -
Option 1 (Preferred) To Apply for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program electronically you must click on the link below.
Option 2 If you choose to download the application please submit through EHAProgram@pwcgov.org. Click the English or Spanish version below:
EHAP Application - English
EHAP Application - Spanish
Option 3 - If you are unable to submit an application electronically or wish to be provided with a paper application you may call 703-792-7538, leave your contact information to receive an application or be provided with assistance in completing the application process (to address Reasonable Accommodations).