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Posted on: April 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Neighborhood Development Launches Rent Ready Norfolk (RRN) City-Wide

RRN offers free resources, marketing, and professional development to Norfolk landlords and property mangers

NORFOLK, VA –  Norfolk’s Department of Neighborhood Development is launching Rent Ready Norfolk (RRN) program city-wide on April 17, 2018, at Slover Library from 11:30 am – 2 pm. The new Rent Ready Norfolk website,, will also debut on April 17.  Rent Ready Norfolk provides resources to assist landlords, property owners and renters with property management and tenancy while increasing the number of viable residential rentals in Norfolk.  RRN began as a pilot program to help build a better relationship between landlords and tenants and has developed into a program offering professional development, marketing, resources, quality assessments and even financial assistance.  

RRN offers a series of professional development opportunities to inform and educate landlords, property managers, and renters via its RentingSmart Academy. Both landlords and renters will be able to increase their knowledge on key topics such as their rights and responsibilities and other topics that guide them through the process of renting, maintaining and/or managing rental properties. The program also includes opportunities for landlords and property owners to dialogue and discuss best practices and collaborate on solutions to common issues.   

RRN is a comprehensive program with many offerings, which include, but are not limited to the following:  quality assessments for rental properties; a good neighbor campaign to inform and educate homeowners, civic leagues, landlords and/or property managers about the misconception of renters; emergency notification services to notify property owners or their designated agents about life and safety emergencies on or near their property; a resource bank which includes financial assistance from the Rental Rehabilitation Program; and, advertisement on  

For more information on Rent Ready Norfolk and to register for the free RRN Launch Party, contact Lauryn Johnson in the Department of Neighborhood Development at (757) 823-4369 or

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