Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

On June 10, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the launching of the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP). The RMRP is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the Commonwealth during the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition to stabilizing housing, efforts to help individuals and families maintain their housing is in the interest of public health. Through the RMRP, financial assistance will be provided on behalf of households who are experiencing housing instability due the pandemic.

Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RMRP may provide financial assistance
for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households. The flier below contains more detailed information on eligibility and required documentation:

For residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, the phone number to access assistance is 540-216-2350.

For residents of Northern Shenandoah, People Inc. is offering RMRP assistance to residents in the service areas listed below. Residents interested in learning more can call their toll free Rental Assistance number at 833-437-0114.

· Bristol City

· Buchanan County

· City of Winchester

· Clarke County

· Culpeper County

· Dickenson County

· Fauquier County

· Frederick County

· Madison County

· Orange County

· Page County

· Rappahannock County

· Russell County

· Shenandoah County

· Tazewell County

· Warren County

· Washington County