Fairfax County Emergency and Utility Rental Assistance
Overview of the Program: Fairfax County is administering relief for renters experiencing a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Fairfax County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. Through this program, you can apply (or your landlord may apply on your behalf) to receive funds to pay delinquent rent or utility arrear payments back to March 13, 2020, and up to three months of payments into the future to maintain housing stability. The total payments may not exceed a total of 18 months of rental assistance per household. Individuals who have previously received assistance from Fairfax County may apply again through this new program.
Please be advised that Fairfax County stopped taking new requests or applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, effective June 30, 2022. Applications received up through that date will be assessed for funding with the existing ERA eligibility criteria. Moving forward to support housing stability, Fairfax County has developed a new program – the Fairfax County ERA Bridge Program – which launched July 1, 2022. The Emergency Rental Assistance ERA Bridge Program eligibility includes: Fairfax County residents, household income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI); rental rate up to 150 percent of the Fair Market Rent (FMR); up to three months of assistance to maintain or secure sustainable housing (past-due balance or current month only). ERA Bridge program applications may be submitted online or by contacting Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Languages (all checklist are .pdfs) - Arabic / العربية | Amharic / አማርኛ | Chinese / 中文 | English | Farsi / فارi | Korean / 한국어 | Spanish / Español | Urdu / اردو | Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt.
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Eviction Data Dashboard
The Eviction Data Dashboard was developed to identify areas of the county where residents are most at risk of being evicted from their homes because of economic hardship caused by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.