Due to the impact that COVID-19 is having on housing in the Charlottesville community, Charlottesville City Council recently allocated funding for the Housing RELIEF Fund, which is a grant program that will provide limited housing assistance to low-income City residents who are homeless or at risk of losing their housing due to the pandemic. 

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.
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.

At this time, the application process for the Housing RELIEF Fund is being finalized, and the program is expected to launch within the next two weeks. If you would like us to notify you when the program opens, please complete this interest form and a staff person from the City's Downtown Job Center will be in touch with you to provide further instructions on the process as soon as it becomes available. Our goal is to turn around applications as quickly as possible once the program opens in order to expedite relief. 

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us at jobcenter@charlottesville.gov or 434-970-3933.

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