Arlington Landlord Partnership
As the result of a new collaboration between the Arlington County Housing Assistance Bureau and Arlington human services agencies, local landlords and property managers, the Arlington Landlord Partnership (ALP) has been created. The goal of the ALP is to increase the availability of rental housing for homeless individuals and families who normally would not be considered as prospective renters due to high leasing barriers. These barriers often include poor credit, prior evictions and criminal history.
As part of the ALP, the Housing Assistance Bureau and nonprofit service providers commit to provide the following services to participating landlords: timely response to their concerns; continued case management for renters; facilitated communications in the event of tenant landlord disputes; and reserve funding for tenant eviction prevention assistance and/or reimbursement for damages to units or lost rent.
This program tackles a major barrier for households coming out of homelessness. If these hurdles can be addressed to the satisfaction of the landlord, AND if adequate rental subsidies are provided, more families and individuals moving out of homelessness will be successful in securing housing.
The ALP was created in early 2014 by the Housing Committee of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Arlington. See the ALP page on the county website for more information about the partnership, those served by this program, current partners and screening criteria.