Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) Update:

Bay Aging is not assisting with the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program for 2021.  The demand for rental and mortgage assistance continues to increase throughout the commonwealth. In an effort to expedite applications and disburse funds as soon as possible, DEVAL and Virginia Housing will be assisting with the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program for all of Virginia.

• To find out if you are eligible for the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, please go here: https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/RMRPEligibility/.

• The statewide RMRP Support Center is now processing all tenant and homeowner applications for rent and mortgage relief. You can begin a new application online here: https://applications.deval.us/login/applications  or if you do not have access to the Internet, please call 703-962-1884.

• If you are a landlord who needs to submit an application on behalf of a tenant, visit www.virginiahousing.com/rmrp.

You may be eligible if:
• You have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19
o     You have been laid off.
o     You place of employment has closed.
o     You have experienced a reduction in hours of work.
o     You must stay home to care for children due to closure of day care and/or school.
o     You must stay home to care for children due to distance learning.
o     You have lost child or spousal support.
o     You have had an increase in expenses due to COVID-19, i.e. child care, medical bills, etc.
o     You have been unable to find employment due to COVID-19.
o     You are unwilling or unable to participate in their previous employment due their high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
• Your total household income is at or below 80% Area Median Income
• You have a lease or mortgage statement in your name
• Your monthly home payment is reasonable for the location (at or below 150% Fair Market Rent )

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