Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 12pm
Applications are completed by phone only, but you may start a request online if you prefer. If the phone line is busy or we are closed, leave a detailed voice message so we can call you back. Please have your landlord's name and phone number ready when you call.
evictions prevented last year
nights of shelter provided in 2021
Rent & Security Deposits
If you are behind on your rent or need a little extra for a security deposit, we may be able to help.
Applications are done by phone and take 10 minutes to start. Please have your landlord's name and phone number ready when you call. We are only able to help with rent once per year, and you must live in Rockbridge County.
In order to receive assistance, your household income for the last month must be below 200% of the federal poverty level. This may mean you are on a fixed income through SSI/SSDI, are working but still having trouble paying your bills, or are in between jobs. If you receive SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or WIC benefits, you can know that your income is below 200%. Otherwise, please see the chart, or call us if you are not sure if you qualify!
As part of the Valley Homeless Connection, RARA partners with area agencies to assist people experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to help with a long-term solution such as permanent housing, but we can provide a temporary motel voucher or transportation to a regional shelter. Please call RARA so we can discuss your options. We can also help you start an application with the Valley Housing Crisis Hotline, or you may call them at (540) 213-7347.