Rental Counseling 

All services are provided by HUD approved housing counselors who are certified by the federal government to provide guidance and tools to current homeowners, prospective homebuyers, and renters in making responsible choice to address their housing needs.  


How much does it cost? 

Counseling services are FREE! 

While rental counseling does not require a credit report, if you would like a report, the fee is as follows: 

Credit Report Fee: $25.87 (individual person) | $51.74 (joint report) 

  • Receive reports & FICO scores from Equifax, Experian & TransUnion

  • Credit reports are soft inquiries and will not impact your credit score

How many sessions are there? 
Clients can expect a minimum of three sessions. 

  • Initial Appointment 

  • Progress/Follow-Up Appointment

  • Closing Session

Extension or continuation of services beyond three sessions is available at the request of the client. 

What is covered? 

*Please note this list is not exhaustive of available services*

  • Assist households in navigating the rental process

  • Assess affordability in finding housing that fits within their budget

  • Offer guidance to clients who may be rent burdened or facing eviction

  • Help clients find rental assistance

  • Understand Fair Housing laws

  • Understand tenant rights and responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate information on general housing issues

  • Counselors will help to develop personalized action plan with realistic measures and goals

Contact us by calling 804.285.5986 or by emailing help@cccofva.org to make an appointment today!

Commonwealth Catholic Charities

1601 Rolling Hills Drive | Richmond, VA 23229 | 804.285.5900

Locations in  Charlottesville, Newport News, Norfolk, Norton, Petersburg, Richmond, and Roanoke

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