2020 exposed the need for eviction prevention measures in Virginia.

Now, a set of rules and relief programs are in place that could help both landlords and tenants cope with financial challenges in the coming year.

Governor Northam has announced a new program to save cash-strapped renters from eviction, but critics are warning it may not be enough to prevent another crisis – mass homelessness during a pandemic. 

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The Virginia Supreme Court halted evictions Monday while state leaders work on a rent-relief program.

Meanwhile, new data from the Legal Aid Justice Center shows just how tenuous the situation is for many families struggling with the ongoing health and economic crisis.

When Rent Comes Due During COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
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When April First came around, many weren’t able to make rent after being laid off in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday is May First and the problem is set to repeat itself.