When you come to Piedmont Housing Alliance for rental counseling, we will work with you to find solutions for all of your needs as a renter, whether you are in search of a rental and working on improving your credit score or whether you are already renting and have questions about eviction, fair housing laws or making rental payments on time.

You can expect to learn more about takings steps focusing on:

Your credit score: Getting a rental will depend on your credit history. We will work with you to review your financial status, credit history, and debt obligations, and create a budget that will help you to pay off debt and improve your credit.

Finding an affordable rental: You can learn how to find and apply for a rental property that fits in your family budget. Piedmont Housing works in many ways to keep rental housing affordable.

Making rental payments on time: Making payments each month comes from good money management skills. Learning how to manage money takes patience and practice.  Getting started can be the hardest part. Our classes help you to master these skills.

Being a responsible and informed renter: Knowing your responsibilities and your rights as a renter creates a successful rental situation.

Piedmont Housing’s Housing Counselors can coach you in building skills that make it easier to have a positive relationship with your landlord, and are here to help you if you need to assert your rights.

Contact us at housingcounseling@piedmonthousing.org to learn more or request an appointment.

VHDA Accessibility Modification Grants

Piedmont Housing Alliance serves as an agent on behalf of Virginia Housing to implement the Rental Unit Accessibility Modification (RUAM), and Granting Freedom grant programs.

  1. Rental Unit Accessibility Modification (RUAM) is a grant program for accessible home modifications.
  2. Granting Freedom is a grant program for accessible home modifications for disabled veterans and service members who sustained a line of duty injury resulting in a service-connected disability. 

Resources for Renters

All about eviction

Legal Aid resources

Virginia Housing rental resources