The economic impact of COVID-19 has seriously affected Fairfax County, leaving many residents at risk of eviction. With the federal eviction moratorium currently scheduled to end at the close of this month, the county is continuing to encourage residents who need assistance with their rent to take advantage of available funding to help cover their rent obligations.
Fairfax County’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program can provide relief for renters experiencing a negative financial impact due to COVID-19. Through this program, tenants may apply 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 15 months of rental assistance per household. Individuals who have previously received assistance from Fairfax County may apply again through this new program. Landlords can also apply for assistance on behalf of their tenants through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Landlord Portal.
The ERA Program checklist (for both tenants and landlords) provides eligibility details, points of contact, and a list of information and documentation you may be required to provide in order to obtain assistance. These checklists have been provided in a variety of languages:
All residents experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to contact Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) by calling 703-222-0880 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Not only does CSP administer the ERA Program for qualified recipients, but they can also connect residents with multiple funding resources beyond ERA for which they may be eligible to receive. Assistance is available for housing payments (rent, mortgage, fees, and security deposit) and utilities (electric, gas, and water). During your interaction, CSP staff will assist in determining eligibility for available resources and programs.
For more information on this program and other eviction prevention resources, visit the Eviction Prevention Information website or contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880 (TTY 711). includes resources and assistance to those residents in need.