The Governor announced during his Thursday afternoon press conference the Rental & Mortgage Relief Program to assist those impacted by COVID-19. STEPS is partnering with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to provide rental and mortgage assistance in the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward. The following document provides basic information and also includes a list of agencies responsible for offering the program in each locality in Virginia, Rent and Mortgage Relief Program Document
This is an income based program, so screening/intake will be required. We will use the information on the following link to assess eligibility based on data for each County: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/select_Geography.odn
This program is targeted to families/individuals who are at 80% or below of “Average Median Income” (AMI). Initially, the primary beneficiaries will be individuals/families at less than 50% AMI at least until July 20th.
The link below is an article from The Richmond Times Dispatch concerning this new program.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to directly to Christin Jackson as her team is leading this initiative. Her contact information is as follows:
(434) 315-5909 Ext 306 office phone