RMRP NEW Program Guidelines

  • RMRP funds can cover 100% of rent/mortgage payments in arrears (April to present)
  • RMRP funds can cover 100% of the current month’s rent/mortgage
  • RMRP funds can cover rent/mortgage through December 2020 (with valid lease/mortgage)
  • RMRP funds can be used by tenants in public housing or with Section 8 vouchers (arrears only)
  • Landlords can apply on behalf of their tenants through Virginia Housing

RMRP Program Summary

As a regional body coordinating activities to provide housing stability in Region 10, the TJPDC is administering the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP). This program is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the Commonwealth during the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition to stabilizing housing, efforts to help individuals and families maintain their housing is in the interest of public health. Through the RMRP, financial assistance will be provided on behalf of households who are experiencing housing instability due to the pandemic.

Owners, Management Agents, and Landlords

Through the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), eligible landlords can apply on behalf of their tenants to receive financial assistance for past-due rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020. Funding for RMRP is through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 15, 2020 — take action today to see how RMRP may help your tenants make their past-due and current rent payments. Please see the DHCD Flyer – Owners, Management Agents, and Landlords in the resource list and click here for more information.

Program Summary Reports

How to determine eligibility and apply

Applications will be accepted beginning July 15, 2020.

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission has contracted with the following organizations as Sub-Grantees to implement the Thomas Jefferson Planning District’s Emergency Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. If you are in need of financial support owing to past due rent or mortgage payments because of the Coronavirus pandemic, contact the organization in the city or county where you live:

Locality

Organization / Phone

Albemarle County

City of Charlottesville/United Way: (434) 326-0950

City of Charlottesville

City of Charlottesville/United Way: (434) 326-0950

Fluvanna County

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA): (434) 842-2521

Greene County

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA): (434) 260-9956

Louisa County

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA): (540) 967-9522

Nelson County

Nelson County Community Development Foundation (NCCDF): (434) 263-8074

Program Eligibility

RMRP Program Details

Rent and Mortgage Relief:

Financial assistance for rent and mortgage payments beginning April 1, 2020, & onward. One-time assistance with opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding & the household’s need for additional assistance. If the household returns for additional assistance, current income must be verified. For renters, landlords must not initiate eviction proceedings against the renter for non-payment of rent during the month for which the rent relief payment is paid.

Guidelines for rent and mortgage assistance starting from April 1, 2020:
* The current month is determined based on the date in which the application and all documentation has been verified by the grantee. If verified after the 15th day of the month, RMRP funds may also be used for the upcoming month’s rent.

Required Documentation

Overall Required Documentation:
In addition to overall RMRP required documentation provided above, the following documents are required for payment of Rent and Mortgage Relief:
Rent Relief:
Mortgage Relief:

Rent and Mortgage Relief Payment Requirements

Payments will be made directly to landlords, property management companies, or mortgage lending institutions.

Required Documentation

Overall Required Documentation:
In addition to overall RMRP required documentation provided above, the following documents are required for payment of Rent and Mortgage Relief:
Rent Relief:
Mortgage Relief: