Temporary Statewide Moratorium on Eviction Proceedings
Governor Ralph Northam announced a temporary statewide moratorium on eviction proceedings that began Monday, August 10, and will continue through September 7, 2020. The court’s ruling is a critical step in keeping families in their homes and will halt all eviction proceedings related to failure to pay rent. Governor Northam requested this moratorium in a letter to Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Lemons on July 24.
“[This] decision comes at a time when we are still battling this public health crisis and need all Virginians to maintain safe, stable housing,” said Governor Northam. “I am grateful to the Virginia Supreme Court for granting this order, and I look forward to working with the General Assembly this month to develop more permanent legislative protections for Virginia homeowners and tenants.”
See the Virginia Supreme Court Order
For Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority tenants: If you are experiencing difficulties in meeting monthly rent payment, you should contact your assigned housing specialist to discuss circumstances.
All Fairfax County Residents in need of assistance with utility, housing, or food assistance, please call Fairfax County’s Coordinated Services Planning team at 703-222-0880.
Find out if you are covered by the federal eviction moratorium or other protections: Search this database to see if your residence is covered: ProPublica: Can I be Evicted During Coronavirus.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia: Call 703-778-6800 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
Virginia Poverty Law Center: Eviction Helpline 833-NOEVICT (833-663-8428) in English and Spanish.