B. One of the objectives of the program is (i) to reduce the number of trips of low-income people from their housing units because they have not paid small amounts of money under the lease, particularly when they have experienced an event that has affected financial circumstances such as job loss or a medical crisis in their immediate family; (ii) reduce the expulsion of families from their homes and the resulting negative consequences for children who will no longer be able to stay in the same public school after expulsion; (iii) promote understanding of eviction procedures and facilitate the conclusion of a reasonable payment plan for the landlord and tenant, which provides that the landlord receives all the rent, as agreed in the tenancy agreement, and that the tenant has the option to pay the current rents; and (iv) encourage tenants to pay rent in the way the rental agreement is provided. C. The rent must be paid on the date that would otherwise have been required by the terms of the tenancy agreement until the termination comes into effect. B A. Except as provided in this section or otherwise provided for by law, a lessor cannot retaliate by increasing rent or reducing services, by bringing or threatening to bring an action in possession or by threatening to terminate the tenancy agreement. 55.1-1253 or 55.1-1410 after dividing (i) the tenant complained to a government authority responsible for enforcing a building or residence by-law for a violation of premises that seriously harm health or safety, (ii) the tenant filed a complaint against the landlord or filed a complaint against the landlord for breach of a provision of this chapter. (iii) the tenant organized or became a member of a tenant organization or (iv) the tenant testified against the lessor in the course of legal proceedings. However, the provisions of this subsection should not be interpreted in such a way that the lessor does not increase the rent on services that apply to comparable market rentals or to all tenants in the same way.

Where the lessor has received a prior written notification requiring the lessor to remedy an infringement and the lessor repairs such an offence where the lessor intentionally commits an offence similar to that of the previous offence, the tenant may provide written notification to the lessor indicating the acts and omissions that constitute the subsequent infringement and the lease expires at the latest 30 days after receiving the notification.