More than 46,000 suddenly unemployed workers in Virginia will face a stressful battery of bills with the turn of the month on Wednesday. Chief among them: rent.
“The biggest issue is some renters don’t know what to expect,” Christie Marra, the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s director of housing advocacy, said. “There’s no consistent rule saying, ‘Hey, stop issuing eviction notices, stop calling the sheriff to throw people out.’”
Some landlords are reaching out to tenants with the promise of payment plans and other consideration — an approach pushed by industry groups that they say is good for business and renters. Other landlords are not, instead sending firm reminders that rent is still due on April 1.
Eviction moratorium extended, but rent is still due
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