Need help paying your rent?
HUD is working to connect tenants behind on rent and utilities with financial assistance (due to a loss of income because of COVID-19) with local rental assistance programs. Please refer to the information below to learn more about eviction prevention resources in West Virginia.
Housing Counseling and Legal Resources
If you need guidance on renting, eviction prevention, buying a home, defaults, foreclosures, or credit issues, use the links below to find a HUD-certified housing counseling agency.
- For information related to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, COVID-19 eviction moratoria, and other guidance, visit the HUD Exchange.
- The nationwide network of HUD-certified housing counseling agencies has been helping customers across America for more than 50 years by providing guidance on how to make informed housing decisions. Click here to search for a housing counseling agency near you.
- HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) provides information to landlords and tenants about fair housing rights and regulations related to eviction. You can find additional resources on FHEO’s website in both English and Spanish.
- Legal Aid of West Virginia is a statewide organization that provides free legal services and advocacy for renters facing eviction.
- To obtain information about eviction laws by state, visit the Legal Services Corporation’s Evictions Laws Database.
Do you think you are being discriminated against?
If you think you have experienced discrimination under the Fair Housing Act or in a housing and community development program, contact HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). You can file a complaint with FHEO online, via email, phone, or mail.
- How to file a complaint online: File a Complaint
- How to file a complaint by phone: You can speak directly with an FHEO intake specialist by calling (800) 669-9777 or (800) 877-8339
Eviction Prevention Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19
Eviction prevention resources, tools, and training for landlords can be found at the links below:
- Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19
- Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans
- HUD’s Best Practices for Housing Choice Voucher landlords
- Visit the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s Rental Assistance Finder to find information on rental assistance programs in your area
- The CFPB has guidance for getting rental assistance or forbearance to help with mortgage payments
Supportive Services and Additional Resources
For additional help accessing supportive services, please click the links listed below:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or call (866) 674-6327
- Help Paying Your Utility Bills
- Dial 211 or visit 211.org for information on emergency financial assistance
- Find your local Community Action Agency
- Additional HUD resources by state and territory can be found here