Eviction Prevention Resources and Emergency Shelter Information Available
The economic impact of COVID-19 has caused a serious impact on communities across the nation and Fairfax County, leaving many residents at risk of eviction or becoming homeless. Fairfax County has developed Eviction Prevention Information including resources and assistance to those residents in need.
Eviction Resources for Tenants Here are several resources available for residents who are unable to pay their rent because of COVID-19 including:
Coordinated Services Planning connects Fairfax County residents to county and community-based services and resources that address needs such as emergency food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, employment, financial assistance, and other essential needs. For help with utility, housing or food assistance, please call the Coordinated Services Planning team at 703-222-0880.
Financial and Medical Assistance is available for those in need and can be accessed online or by phone.
Tenant Rights provides an overview of your rights as a tenant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virginia Poverty Law Center provides an eviction helpline 833-NOEVICT (833-663-8428) in English and Spanish.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia provide numerous services to protect tenants during COVID-19 and can be reached at 703-778-6800.
Emergency Shelter Fairfax County also provides emergency shelter for individuals who need a place to stay to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes those who have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are at high risk of developing severe illness. For more information, visit the Emergency Shelter PSA.
Eviction Dashboard An Eviction Dashboard was developed to identify areas of the county where residents are most at risk of being eviction because of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The eviction data provided within the dashboard displays writs of eviction and unlawful detainers issued by the Fairfax County General District Court.
For More Information Fairfax County has created a website for COVID-related information available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19. You can also get answers to questions regarding the coronavirus:
By calling 703-267-3511
By emailing FFXCovid@FairfaxCounty.gov
Subscribe for Text Alerts
(English) Text FFXCOVID to 888777
(Spanish) Text FFXCOVIDESP to 888777