LOUDOUN COUNTY ESTABLISHES RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Loudoun County government has established a limited rental assistance program for Loudoun County households economically impacted by COVID-19.
The Board of Supervisors has approved re-allocating $200,000 from the Eastern Loudoun County Home Revitalization Program to create the rental assistance program. The goal is to help ensure housing stability for low-income workers who have been furloughed, lost jobs or had work hours reduced due to the pandemic.
The terms of the program include:
Income eligibility based on household size for households earning up to 70% of the state median income ($60,332 for a family of 4).
Direct payments made to landlords or property management companies on behalf of residents who qualify for the program.
Assistance may be provided for up to three months' rent.
Residents, who were current in their rent payments as of March 30, 2020, and who now need help paying rent may contact the county’s Information and Referral program at 703-777-0420. Members of the Department of Family Services’ Community Support Services team will verify income eligibility, conduct a case assessment, verify rent need and job impacts related to COVID-19. Applicants will be asked to submit related documents, such as a current lease and paperwork that shows a job loss or reduced income.
The program will continue as long as the local emergency declaration is in effect and funding is available.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.
Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.