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Stafford County rental assistance.

Whether it is the government, or a charity, emergency rental assistance is available in Stafford County. There are funds issued to help keep a family in their home or apartment. Additional grants can assist with paying costs ranging from security deposits to lease application fees, energy bills, and more. Find help for paying rent from one or more of the agencies below.

When applying for short term rent assistance, be sure to bring documentation including proof of income, a copy of the lease, and copies of all energy bills. Many local agencies may offer the money themselves while others will refer the applicant to another local social service agency. Legal aid is also often used to help stop evictions in the region. Some applicants may also be given a no interest loan for paying any back rent; so each scenario is different.

Stafford County Social Services
Main address of the government office: 1300 Courthouse Rd
Stafford, Virginia 22554
(154) 065-8872
They administer the statewide homeless prevention program. ESG grants for paying rent, electricity, or home repairs is offered. The social service office can refer very low income families, senior citizens, children or the disabled to other benefits as well, in addition to rental assistance.




Central Virginia Housing Coalition - Housing Choice Vouchers – Section 8
Address is 208 Hudgins Road
Fredericksburg Virginia 22408
Phone number - (540)604-9943
Public housing, home buying programs, loan programs, and section 8 vouchers for paying a portion of rental costs may all be provided from the federal government funded program.

Rappahannock Legal Services Inc.
Main phone: (540) 371-1105
Free legal advice can be given as a form of eviction prevention.





S.E.R.V.E., or Stafford Emergency Relief Through Volunteer Efforts Of Stafford County
Main location is 15 Upton Lane
Stafford VA 22554
Dial (540)288-9603
Emergency financial aid is available. One time rent help for families is combined with other support. The goal of serve is to prevent hunger, encourage employment, and more. Therefore emergency rental assistance, furniture, food, and more is given. Applicants need an eviction notice from their landlord.

Saint William of York Outreach
Main address is 3130 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford Virginia, 22554
Call (540)720-6652
Rental assistance, shelter, and more is offered. Staff work with the poor and less fortunate. They help the homeless find a security deposit program, ensure low income families can get the housing or rent help they need, and more.

Saint Vincent de Paul Conference
The church also supports Stafford County. Call (540)898-8065
Volunteers meet less fortunate residents. They direct them to assistance programs for their needs, whether it is rent, debt reduction, furniture, or more.

Catholic Charities of the Central Virginia and Stafford County
Main phone: (540) 371-1124
Many churches make up this charity. Financial aid for rent, utilities, and more is available. Learn more on Catholic Charities in Stafford County.

Shelter - Thurman-Brisben Center
Location is 471 Central Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Up to 90 days of temporary housing is arranged. Clients and the homeless need to work or volunteer. This allows them to save their money for future moving costs, ranging from security deposits to first months rent.




Saint William of York
Main address: 3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, Virginia 22554
(154) 072-0665
Some limited funds for rent, energy costs and more. Volunteers may also direct clients to loan programs from credit unions or lenders, and that money can also be applied to rental needs.

ACTS (Action In Community Through Service)
Main address: 3900 ACTS Lane
Dumfries, VA 22026
Telephone number is (170) 322-1318
The local community action agency. Stafford County residents can apply for government grants as a form of financial aid.

By Jon McNamara











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