Henrico’s emergency program has already covered nearly $400,000 in costs
Even as COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up, qualifying Henrico County residents can receive emergency rental assistance if their finances have been hurt during the pandemic.
The Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program has covered $389,000 in expenses – an average rent payment of more than $2,500 – since it started in July.
The Board of Supervisors recently bolstered the program, adding $200,000 in new federal funding to the initial pool of $240,000 provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act.Continue reading Financial assistance available to eligible renters impacted by COVID-19
Henrico residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of losing their rental house or apartment can apply for emergency support through the Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.Continue reading Henrico launches rental assistance program for residents impacted by the COVID economy
Amariah Williams could sense the awkwardness when a 2-year-old boy in foster care met with his parents in a conference room at the Henrico County Department of Social Services.
Weeks later, she felt a sense of ease when they gathered in the agency’s new Family Visitation Room.
The space is warm and inviting, like a living room or playroom. It’s furnished with soft, comfortable seating, floor lamps, a Lego-building wall, books and interactive toys.Continue reading A calm, comfortable place for kids