Survey of Counties Seeks to Coordinate State and Local Rent Relief Programs

August 20, 2020

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently launched the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) to support and ensure housing stability across the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to better coordinate state and local efforts, DHCD is asking localities to fill out this survey on local rent relief programs.

The purpose of this survey is two-fold: (1) to identify localities that are offering rent relief efforts to gain an understanding of what programs are available; and (2) how DHCD can partner with local governments on these efforts to ensure coordination between the state and local response and find out where the state can target resources and outreach to maximize the positive benefit of housing resources.

For more information on the RMRP or questions about the survey contact Kristen Dahlman at 804.371.7017 or

VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP

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