Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Information for Landlords

ACTS is administering the Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance-2 (CERA-2) program to provide financial assistance to Chesterfield County renters who have experienced financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Landlords can apply ACTS on behalf of their tenants to receive funds to pay delinquent rental payments dating as far back as April 1, 2020 and forward.


In order to receive financial assistance through CERA-2, tenants must meet the following requirements:

  • Tenant must have a valid lease in their name and occupying the unit at time of application.
  • Tenant must have experienced a financial hardship due to the Coronavirus Pandemic:
    • Tenant has been laid off.
    • Tenant’s place of employment has closed.
    • Tenant has experienced a reduction in hours of work.
    • Tenant must stay home to care for children due to closure of day care and/or school.
    • Tenant must stay home to care for children due to distance learning.
    • Tenant has lost child or spousal support.
    • Tenant has had an increase in expenses due to COVID-19, i.e. child care, medical bills, etc.
    • Tenant has been unable to find employment due to COVID-19.
    • Tenant is unwilling or unable to participate in their previous employment due their high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
  • The household’s total rent payments is at or below 100% EFA Fair Market Rent per your zip code.
  • The household’s total gross income is equal to or less than 80% Area Median Income.
  • The household cannot receive rental assistance from any other source, including, but not limited to: federal (including Housing Choice Vouchers); and state and local rental assistance programs, for the same period of time CERA is requested.

Required Documentation

  • Client Referral Packet
  • Client photo ID
  • Lease or Utility Bill
  • Most up to date ledger
  • Income verification
  • Completed w-9

Forms and Documents for Landlords