The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program
Virginia Housing is now administering relief for renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP). You can now apply through Virginia Housing on behalf of tenants to receive funds to pay delinquent rental payments dating as far back as April 1, 2020 and forward. The Landlord component of RMRP is open to the confirmed Owners of Virginia rental properties (including apartments, single-family residences and manufactured housing), with bona fide leases to qualifying tenants, and that agree to RMRP requirements. You are not required to have financing through Virginia Housing or DHCD to apply.
In order to receive financial assistance through the Virginia RMRP, tenants must meet the following requirements:
Have a valid lease agreement in their name.
The household’s total rent payment is at or below 150% Fair Market Rate.
The household’s total gross income is equal to or less than 80% Area Median Income for location.
The household has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, for example:
- Being laid off.
- Place of employment has closed.
- Reduction in hours of work.
- Loss of spousal/child support.
- Inability to find work due to COVID-19.
- Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care / school.
- Unwilling or unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
The household cannot receive rental assistance from any other source, including, but not limited to, federal (including Housing Choice Voucher), state and local rental assistance programs, for the same period of time RMRP is requested.
Provide required documentation:
- Proof of income (pay stubs, bank statements, letter from employer, social security documents, pension).
- Valid lease or mortgage statement or other documentation of landlord-tenant relationship.
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2020.
How to Get Started:
RMRP Program Details for Landlords
Landlord Flyer and
RMRP Application and Agreements
80% AMI Guide and
150% FMR Guide
Landlord User Guide to create a profile and enter tenant application data
Grant Management System (GMS)
ACH Authorization Form for Landlords
Multiple Property Template
Funding for RMRP is made available through Virginia’s allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is administered through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The funds will be available through Dec. 30, 2020 or until the money has been expended. Interested applicants will work directly with grantees throughout Virginia to complete applications and process payments. Virginia Housing is the grantee for landlord-initiated applicants.