NOTICE OF PROGRAM CLOSURE: The Landlord Covid Relief Program’s effective coverage period ended Dec. 31, 2021. Commerce closed the Landlord Covid Relief Program on April 29, 2022. New applications will not be accepted after this date. All adjusted claims must be approved by the landlord, and missing documentation must be provided to Commerce before this date for consideration. The Landlord Damage Relief and Tenancy Preservation Programs will remain open.

Landlord Mitigation Programs

Welcome to the landing page for the Landlord Mitigation Programs. Please choose and click on a program title below to learn more.

Landlords can receive up to $5,000 for repairs made to damage caused by a subsidized tenant and up to $1,000 plus up to 14 days of rent loss for making repairs required to pass an HQS inspection for subsidy.


The tenant must have received a rental subsidy.

The Tenancy Preservation Program provides court-approved zero-interest loans to tenants to satisfy a judgment awarded to the landlord during an eviction for non-payment of rent and up to three months of future rents.


The tenant must be found low-income, limited-resourced, or under hardship at court during an eviction for non-payment of rent and retain tenancy.

Landlords can receive up to $5,000.00 for damages when a tenant vacates a rental unit due to domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking.


The landlord must:

  • Allow the tenant to vacate without notice, and
  • Immediately return the tenant’s full security deposit.

Note: Applications are paid based on the date and time received and approved. Commerce will only pay claims when resources are available.