Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP)



The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) was designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is closed to applications at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2022. Since the program’s inception, more than $938.9 million has been distributed to households in Virginia and 180,743 payments have been made in rent and mortgage relief assistance. Depending on availability of funds and household need, RRP could provide financial assistance for rent payments for eligible households. This includes financial assistance for rent payments past due beginning April 1, 2020 and onward with the opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding and the household’s need for additional assistance and continued eligibility. This assistance does not have to be repaid. 

Assistance with the RRP portal for tenants and landlords is available by calling the RRP Support Center at 1-833-RENT-RELIEF (1-833-736-8735). Status on applications submitted through Gov2Go can be checked on the platform or by calling the support center.

If you have questions or concerns, please email the RRP Team at

If you are facing a potential eviction, call 1-833-NOEvict (1-833-663-8428) or visit

For additional state and local resources, call 2-1-1 or visit

Virginia Rent Relief program update

As of September 15, 2022, the Virginia Rent Relief Program has less than $20 million available for applicant payments after disbursing approximately $1 billion since the inception of the program. At this time, we anticipate payment to all eligible and completed applications submitted on or before the RRP portal closure on May 15, 2022, with the remaining funds. It is anticipated that the majority of the remaining eligible and completed applications will be processed and paid by the end of September.

Virginia Rent Relief portal to close to new applications on May 15

The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) closed its application portal to new or renewing 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.  

DHCD will continue to work with partners and stakeholders across the state to create comprehensive strategies to increase the supply of affordable housing, address and prevent evictions and reduce barriers in housing throughout the Commonwealth.

RRP user guides are available in 10 other languages. See below to access. 

English | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide

Amharic | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Arabic | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Chinese | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

French | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Korean | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Persian | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Spanish | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Tagalog | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Urdu | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

Vietnamese | Landlord User Guide | Tenant User Guide 

RRP Application Prioritization

Equitable distribution of rental assistance throughout Virginia is a guiding principle of the Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP). Prioritization is given to households who are currently facing eviction, whose income is at or below 50% Area Median Income (AMI), and/or include an adult who has been unemployed more than 90 days. Out of the households that have received payments since the inception of the program (as of July 1, 2021), more than 79% of all households are at or below 30% of area median income.

In addition, DHCD seeks to promote RRP within historically economically disadvantaged communities. As of July 1, 2021, RRP data shows that of those who identified their race, Black households account for almost 52% of those served, and white households account for 23% of those served. Over 67% of households served have included children under 8 years old. To support this effort, DHCD has initiated the RRP Outreach and Engagement grant to strategically assist households and landlords who have limited access to the Internet or are not able to complete the online RRP application due to accessibility and language barriers.

Chesterfield County and Fairfax County Residents

Chesterfield County and Fairfax County administered separate local rent relief programs.