Landlord Mitigation Programs

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

Landlord Damage Relief Program

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.

Requirements: The tenant must have received a rental subsidy.

Landlord Survivor Relief Program

Landlords can receive up to $5,000 for damages when a tenant vacates a rental unit due to domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking.

Requirements: The landlord must 1) allow the tenant to vacate without notice, and 2) immediately return the tenant’s full security deposit.

Tenancy Preservation Program

The Tenancy Preservation Program paused new applications on June 15, 2023 due to insufficient funding required to maintain the program. It will reopen once the program has sufficient funding to pay claims.