Eviction Prevention & Diversion

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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. Housing stabilization supports include a variety of resources to qualified residents.

City of Richmond Eviction Diversion Program

For City of Richmond Residents.

Available to qualified residents that have received an unlawful detainer to assist with rent arrears.

To qualify for the program, the applicant must:

  • Have been issued a Summons for Unlawful Detainer.
  • Not exceed gross household income of 80% area median income.
  • Pay at least 10% of amount owed as of the first court date.
  • Come to court on the court date.
  • Be able to pay ongoing rent on the due date.
  • Have rent arrears as the only issue.
  • Not have participated in an eviction diversion program within the last 12 months.
  • Not have rental payments exceed $2,000.

The following documentation is required to receive assistance:

  • Lease
  • Rental Payment History (Lease Ledger)
  • Landlord’s W9
  • Source of Income documentation
  • Benefit Information/Award letter (i.e., SSI, SSDI, SNAP, LIHEAP, TANF, WIC etc.)

City of Richmond residents can call 1-833-663-8428 then press 4 and leave a message or apply below:


 


 

Housing Stability Workshops

We are offering online workshops 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.

Current Schedule for Tenants

Classes are held every 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. Use the link below to register.

 


 

Know Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Tenant & Landlord Toolkit