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
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:
- RRP provides eligible renters with assistance to cover rent payments past due beginning April 1, 2020. Renters can determine eligibility and submit applications online, or call 703.962.1884 for more information. View or download a flyer for renters in English and Spanish
can apply on behalf of tenants to receive financial assistance for
past-due and current rental payments. Landlords can determine eligibility and submit applications online,
email email@example.com or call
the City of Alexandria Office of Housing at 703.746.4990. View or download a flyer
for landlords in English and Spanish.
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:
- A regularly updated list of affordable rental units, complaint mediation between tenants and landlords, and counseling services for persons seeking affordable rental and accessible housing or seeking to relocate in the area
- Resources to meet basic needs, such as
food assistance, employment, utility assistance and healthcare
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.
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