Housing RELIEF Fund
On June 15, 2020, Charlottesville City Council (2020-2021) unanimously voted to create the Housing RELIEF Fund to address the City's housing crisis due to COVID-19. The Fund, which totals $792,000, is intended to provide short-term financial assistance to tenants and landlords in the form of rent payments. The program will focus on providing assistance to the following groups:
- 1.) Individuals residing in the City who were recently released from a correctional institution (from January 2020 to present).
- 2.) Individuals and households in the City that are experiencing homelessness, and more specifically, households with children under the age of 18.
- 3.) Landlords who have rental tenants that reside in the City and are at risk of experiencing homelessness due to nonpayment of rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If accepted into the program, individuals may be required to participate in additional services to help stabilize their housing situation. Examples of these services include, but are not limited to: financial literacy training/education, job search and placement assistance, and/or peer recovery support services.
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