Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County rental assistance.

Low income tenants in Fredericksburg as well as Spotsylvania County have several places to turn to for rent help. There are various charities, churches, and even the state Department of Social Services (DSS) which all may provide some form of short term rental assistance and other housing programs. The resources include the following.

-Grants may be available for paying rent, energy bills, moving costs, or security deposits.
-Free legal aid from Fredericksburg firms can help tenants with an eviction notice.
-In a crisis, such as unexpected job loss, emergency assistance may help with paying a portion of rent until the family stabilizes their situation.
-Other forms of housing assistance, whether foreclosure counseling, mediation to stop eviction, and payment plans for back rent may be negotiated.

There are also housing programs focused on other, non-standard scenarios in Spotsylvania as well as Fredericksburg. This may include money for a senior citizen to pay for supportive housing, relocation grants for immigrants, and the disabled can also apply for government rental assistance. More information is below.

Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association
Address is 8812 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
Phone: (540)582-2465
One time rent, energy or water bill, and other financial aid is provided at most twice per year. Referrals are needed from DSS for any housing needs.

Saint Vincent de Paul Conference
Location is 10725 Courthouse Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Call the charity at (540)898-8065
Emergency assistance is available from the Fredericksburg based churches. They help with rent, medications, shelters, and even low cost furniture from a thrift store for a new apartment.





Fredericksburg Salvation Army
Main address: 2012 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
For intake, call (540)373-3431
Many social services are available, including for low income families in Spotsylvania County. Financial aid in a crisis can assist with mortgages, rent, and shelter. They offer transitional housing to single moms and veterans, and can refer clients to loan programs for paying security deposits.

Thurman Brisben Center
Main address is 471 Central Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Funds are available to tenants with an eviction notice or people who are experiencing homelessness. The goal of the charity is to stabilize people. Grants may assist with security deposits as part of rapid rehousing, rent, moving expenses, and legal assessment.

Loisann's Hope House
Main address: 902 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
They run a Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This can help with relocation, or find additional financial assistance for moving to a new apartment.




Micah Ecumenical Ministries
1013 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22402
The non-profit is part of the Pursuit of Housing Campaign in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. Grants or loans may help pay housing costs, including mortgages, rent, deposits, and more. Staff also help stabilize the individual.

Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
460 Lendall Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Assistance programs for seniors and the disabled include emergency financial aid, home repair, information on section 8 and HUD supportive, as well as home care. The non-profit can help the elderly move as well, including by offering referrals to financial aid for rent deposits and other costs involved.

Rappahannock Legal Services
Address is 618 Kenmore Ave
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Main telephone: (540) 371-1105
Lawyers help residents in both Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg. They refer clients to financial aid. Free legal services can also review landlord pay or quit notices, help with applications to section 8 HUD vouchers, and in general address housing issues.



By Jon McNamara

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