HOW CAN THE CITY OF RICHMOND'S EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM HELP LANDLORDS?
Richmond’s voluntary Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) would like to help housing providers and tenants achieve housing stability and avoid unnecessary evictions. Landlords that have tenants with past due rents, including unlawful detainers and judgements, may be able to participate in this program and receive their owed rent. With continued funding from the City of Richmond, and contributions from generous donors, the EDP has funds to pay substantial portions of rent owed by qualified tenants. Under this EDP, resources are provided quickly to help bring the tenant to a zero balance.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread job losses, the EDP is allowing greater flexibility in providing financial assistance, however, the Program requires the landlord's participation.
DON'T WAIT, ENCOURAGE YOUR TENANTS WITH LATE RENT OR WITH AN EVICTION LAWSUIT FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT TO APPLY BEFORE THE HEARING DATE:
If you have questions, call 1-833-663-8428, press 4.
This program benefits all parties: the landlord gets paid, the tenant gets housing, and public health gets protected.
Since October 1, 2019, the voluntary Richmond’s Voluntary EDP has helped hundreds of landlords get rent money owed, prevent the loss of rent during an eviction, and avoid the process of finding a new tenant.
Tenants who live in properties outside of the City of Richmond are not eligible for this program. Instead they may contact the Eviction Hotline: 1-833-663-8428, PRESS 1.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) administers the City of Richmond’s voluntary Eviction Diversion Program.