Eviction Prevention & Diversion

Housing Stability Services

HOME offers education, counseling, and other assistance to those who are experiencing housing instability. Housing instability means anything that may threaten one’s ability to remain in their home, including evictions. We aim to increase engagement, awareness and knowledge of the housing stabilizing resources, rights, and protections available to the rental community. This is achieved through educational workshops, rental housing counseling, and resource supports.

For City of Richmond Residents:

For Virginia Residents in Other Areas Impacted by COVID-19:

We are offering online workshops for both tenants and landlords. These workshops are designed to educate individuals about decisions that affect and improve their housing situations. This includes reviewing responsibilities of tenancy, one’s fair housing rights under Virginia law, how to prevent, manage, or overcome an eviction, and available housing stability resources.

The educational component for landlords focuses on an overview of landlord responsibilities, fair housing regulations, and resources available for preventing evictions.

Housing Stabilization Workshop

This is a free workshop designed to enhance decision-making principles for long term housing sustainability. Topics covered include: Landlord-tenant rights, fair housing laws, preventing, managing, and overcoming an eviction lawsuit, personal money management and resources to help with rental needs.

Current Schedule for Tenants

Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm. Use the link below to register.