Loudoun County Launches Emergency Eviction Assistance Program for Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Starting this Monday, November 20th, 2023, Loudoun County is stepping up to support its residents facing housing challenges amidst the ongoing economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a crucial move, the county has introduced an Emergency Eviction Assistance Program, designed to provide immediate help to those at risk of eviction.

This initiative, backed by the Board of Supervisors, is a part of Loudoun County’s broader strategy to effectively utilize the funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act. The county has earmarked $500,000 for this one-time assistance program, contracting with Loudoun Cares for its administration. The program aims to prevent evictions by covering outstanding rent and related fees for eligible households, with a special focus on the colder months. Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of the approved applicants. However, the program is time-bound, and set to conclude by January 31, 2024, or earlier if the funds run out.

Who qualifies for this assistance? The criteria include being a Loudoun County resident, renting a home with a valid lease, earning below 80% of the Area Median Income, holding a current Eviction Summons, and experiencing economic hardships due to COVID-19. Additionally, cooperation from landlords is essential, as they must submit an IRS W-9 form and agree to participate in the program.

Interested and eligible residents can start applying online from noon on November 20th through Loudoun Cares’ website. The application is available in both English and Spanish. For those without internet access, Loudoun Cares offers application assistance over the phone.

This program is a part of Loudoun County’s ongoing efforts to support its residents in housing needs. For more details on this and other rent assistance initiatives, residents can visit the county’s official websites. Stay tuned for further updates on this essential community support initiative.

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