CDC Moratorium on Resident Eviction Extended to July 31; Renters, Landlords Urged to Access Assistance Now to Prevent Evictions

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CDC Moratorium on Resident Eviction Extended to July 31; Renters, Landlords Urged to Access Assistance Now to Prevent Evictions

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moratorium on residential evictions has been extended to July 31, and the City of Alexandria urges renters and landlords to act now to prevent evictions by accessing rent relief assistance, affordable housing options, and resources to help meet basic needs.

This is the final extension of the moratorium, which temporarily halts evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent payments.

The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) provides rent relief to both renters and landlords:

The City’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Office of Community Services (OCS) also provides rental assistance to eligible, low-income households facing a housing crisis or homelessness. Residents can call the DCHS Customer Call Center at 703.746.5700 or text 703.346.5599 to find out if they are eligible.

Renters can also access a number of other supports and resources, including:

The Office of Housing also offers additional support to landlords, including an Eviction Prevention and Housing Stability Toolkit, Fair Housing Law Training, and landlord-tenant mediation services. Visit alexandriava.gov/Housing for more information, or call 703.746.4990.

Renters who have received an eviction notice should immediately call DCHS at 703.746.5700, text DCHS at 703.346.5599 or call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990 for assistance.

For media inquiries only, contact Carmen Andres, Public Information Specialist, at carmen.andres@alexandriava.gov.

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