Housing Resources

Evictions and Immediate Housing Insecurity:

Are you or someone you know experiencing housing insecurity?

TENANT RIGHTS TO AVOID EVICTION AS OF 8/27/21

Foothills Housing Network

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.

FOR COVID-19 and many other housing and community resources and services contact:

or call (855) 495-LINK (5465)

PATH Community Link

Additional Resources:

Virginia Rent Relief

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

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.

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.

 
 

Legal Assistance

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: 

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 & Rental Housing Resources

Informed renters make good tenants. For renter-related matters, see below:

Virginia Housing Renter Handbook

What are your rights and responsibilities?

Virginia Housing Consumer Education Center

Free online course.

VLP Housing Advocacy

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

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 assistance can be found here: dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp

 

Homebuyer Resources

Virginia Housing

Virginia Housing was created in 1972 by the General Assembly to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.

Classes

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

Homebuyer Programs

●      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 

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Buyer Program

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

 

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.

Accessible Rental & 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.

Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program (EHARP), Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation (IPR), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair Program

Fauquier Community Coalition