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Evictions and Immediate Housing Insecurity:
Are you or someone you know experiencing housing insecurity?
TENANT RIGHTS TO AVOID EVICTION AS OF 7/1/22
FOR COVID-19 and many other housing and community resources and services contact:
PATH Community Link
or call (855) 495-LINK (5465)
Tenants-Virginia Eviction Legal Helpline
Understand the eviction process and your legal rights: Evictions - VPLC Housing Advocacy
Contact Legal Aid Works® at (540) 371-1105 or call Virginia Poverty Law Center’s Eviction Legal Helpline for advice at (833) No-Evict (833) 663-8428.
Federal and state fair housing laws protect people from discrimination when trying to rent an apartment, buy a house, obtain a mortgage or purchase homeowner’s insurance. Fair housing requirements apply to all housing providers: property managers, owns, landlords, real estate agents, banks, savings institutions, credit unions, insurance companies, mortgage lenders, and appraisers. – Virginia Fair Housing Office
If you believe you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Office. Information on protected classes and how to file a complaint can be found here:
If you are unable to afford an attorney and you require legal assistance with foreclosures, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant /evictions and public housing, contact:
Legal Aid Works
Free legal advice/assistance for qualifying issues in Fauquier County.
Virginia Free Legal Answers
Online advice from attorneys across Virginia, covering a variety of legal issues.
Renter Education & Rental Housing Resources
Informed renters make good tenants. For renter-related matters, see below:
VLP Housing Advocacy
Know your rights and duties as a tenant. The Virginia Poverty Law Center provides detailed information.
Virginia Housing was created in 1972 by the General Assembly to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.
Free English and Spanish classes.
Homebuyer Education: Covers the entire home-buying process. VirginiaHousing.com/FreeClass
First time homebuyer and renter education online class. virginiahousing.com/Learn
● Mortgages for first-time homebuyers
● Support for housing counseling
● Down Payment Assistance Grant for first time homebuyers
● Closing Cost Assistance Grant for first time homebuyers
● Government loans for first time homebuyers
● A variety of loan and specialty programs to assist homebuyers
Accessible Rental and Housing Resources for Virginians with Disabilities
Did you know landlords are required by fair housing laws to permit modifications to apartments? The link above provides information on grants to make a rental home more accessible. Access Virginia is an online housing registry that helps Virginians with disabilities find accessible, affordable apartments and learn about accessibility requirements.
Home Repair & Energy Efficiency Programs
FREE Energy Saving Retrofits for Low Income and Senior Renters and Homeowners
Households that earn under $79,600 a year, or households that earn under $159,200 a year if one or more members is 60 years or older, have a wonderful opportunity to make their homes more energy efficient under a number of FREE Virginia home energy retrofit programs. It doesn’t matter whether the household rents or owns its home.
Heat pumps, wall and floor insulation, the sealing of air leaks, and more are available under these programs, and all of these home energy retrofits are completely FREE.
Sign-up for LEAP to evaluate a home: bit.ly/LEAP-Fletcherville-Sign-Up
LEAP’s main office phone number: (434) 227-4666.