Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Families and individuals experiencing homelessness or in imminent danger of losing their housing should, as always, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline, (757) 227-5932, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Referrals will be conducted by phone.

Rent Assistance & Eviction Prevention Resources

Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP)

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is closing its application portal to new applications at 11:59 p.m., May 15, 2022.

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) requires a prioritization of assistance for households with incomes less than 50 percent of area median income or households with one or more individuals that have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding the date of application. Any application submitted after April 21, 2022 will be prioritized based on these criteria, then processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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 can apply to receive funds to pay delinquent rent arrear payments back to April 1, 2020, and up to three months of payments into the future to maintain housing stability. The total payments may not exceed a total of 15 months of rental assistance per household. Landlords may also apply for assistance on behalf of tenants.

FAQs about Evictions

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has information on a variety of important resources to assist with navigating through the pandemic including protections for tenants, temporary changes to public housing policies, and loss of income during the pandemic. Visit https://housing.vplc.org/ for more information.

Mortgage Assistance & Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Virginia Beach Short-Term Mortgage Assistance Program

The Virginia Beach Short-Term Mortgage Assistance Program is now closed.  Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is continuing to process already-submitted applications only. If you need mortgage assistance, please refer to the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program below.

Virginia Mortgage Relief Program

The Virginia Mortgage Relief Program is intended to help eligible Virginia homeowners who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program provides homeowners with assistance to prevent and/or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. Financial hardship could include an increase in living expenses, child care, change in household size, job loss or reduction in income, etc.

Visit  www.virginiamortgagerelief.com to find out how to apply to the program.

Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Other State & Regional Housing Resources

StayHomeVirginia.com: Federal and state protections are now in place to help renters and homeowners unable to make their monthly payments due to COVID-19. There are also resources available for property owners, developers and people experiencing homelessness.

Resources757.orgInformation on additional COVID and non-COVID housing assistance and other resources throughout the region.