Finding and keeping affordable rental housing
HOME offers the following services and help with rental housing:
HOME’s Move to Opportunity Program trains voucher holder families to be responsible tenants, prepares them for their move to their new neighborhood, and continues to provide support for program families and landlords even after placement.
As of July 1st HOME is no longer publishing the Affordable Housing Guide. For rental listings, please visit VHDA's site. HOME now offers A Renter's Guide to Housing which includes helpful information for renters such as: fair housing information, tips for tenants, crime prevention tips, apartment check-in procedures and many referral sources. You can download a copy of A Renter's Guide to Housing.
Superior Tenant Workshops that provide information on all aspects of renting and will help you learn how to be the kind of tenant every landlord looks for. It will also help you make sure that you are not being taken advantage of or treated unfairly. This workshop discusses many common rental issues such as:
- Finding a Place to Rent
- Your Rental Rights and Responsibilities
- Managing Your Finances
- How to spot housing discrimination in your search for housing
- How to find affordable rentals
- And much more.
These workshops are offered through various community partnerships. To arrange a workshop for your group, contact HOME at 804.354.0641.
Resources on landlord disputes and tips for tenants.
For other types of rental housing help and financial assistance options, simply dial 211 or go to www.211virginia.org for other agencies that can help you.