Housing Corner

Resources for those with need

Legal Aid

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.

VPLC Housing Advocacy

Know your rights and duties as a tenant. The Virginia Poverty Law Center provides detailed information here. 

Renter Education

Informed renters make good tenants.
For assistance with renter-related matters, contact:
Virginia Housing Renter Handbook

What are your rights and responsibilities?

Virginia Learning Center 

Free online course.

VPLC Housing Advocacy

Know your rights and duties as a tenant. The Virginia Poverty Law Center provides detailed information here. 

Evictions

If you are facing an eviction during this pandemic, there are resources available to you:
Justice 4 All

COVID-19 eviction resources

Other COVID-19 Housing Resources

Virginia Rent Relief

The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RRP may provide financial assistance for rent payments for eligible households. 

 

Information for both tenants and landlords on how to apply for rental assistance can be found here:

Eviction Helpline

Tenants-Virginia Eviction Legal Helpline

Eviction Tracker by County

Tenants-Virginia Eviction Legal Helpline

Discrimination

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: 

Housing Instability

Are you or someone you know experiencing housing instability?

 

The Foothills Housing Network is the central resource for helping individuals and families who are experiencing housing insecurity in Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Rappahannock, and Madison counties. For help, call their Central entry number (540) 724-6630

Rental Housing Resources

Find affordable rentals and renter resources here: virginiahousingsearch.com

Virginia Housing provides bilingual assistance: 1-877-428-8844

Information for both tenants and landlords on how to apply for rental assistance can be found here: dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp

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.

Homebuyer Assistance

Virginia Housing offers free classes in English and Spanish that covers the entire homebuying process: VirginiaHousing.com/FreeClass

  Virginia Housing offers: 

  VirginiaHousing.com/HomebuyerPrograms

  • 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 

Virginia Housing Free Education. Virginia Housing was created in 1972 by the General Assembly to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. Check out their free first-time homebuyer and renter education online classes and resources here: virginiahousing.com/Learn

Local Resources

Habitat for Humanity Local Homebuyer Program

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Habitat home and learn more about the process here.

Home Repair & Energy Efficient Programs

Local Energy Alliance Program

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. Either is allowed.

 

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 no: (434) 227-4666.

Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program (EHARP), Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation (IPR), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
We're Here to Help! For assistance, contact the
Fauquier NAACP Housing 
Committee.