Financially Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic
Virginia Rent Relief Program & Legal Aid's Housing Assistance Navigator Outreach Program
Funds are available to pay back rent for tenants who experienced a COVID-19 related loss of income. Tenants and their landlords can apply here.
Legal Aid Society's Housing Assistance Navigators can help tenants apply for these funds. You may apply for Legal Aid help here.
United Way Coronavirus Recovery Fund
United Way of Hampton Roads has established a Coronavirus Recovery Fund to help those who have lost jobs and income due to the workplace and social distancing restrictions now in place throughout Virginia.
Hotline number: 757-858-7777
Or apply on-line at: https://unitedwayshr.org/coronavirus-help/
Virginia Beach residents only: United Way of South HR (vbrelief.org)
For financial assistance beyond the payment of back rent:
Norfolk residents only: https://www.norfolk.gov/evictionpreventionassistancescreening
Your landlord cannot lock you out. If your landlord is refusing to accept RRP funds, you may also wish to seek legal help.
If you need legal assistance with an eviction or an illegal lockout, you may apply for Legal Aid help here.
Access to Free Food
The Food Bank of South Eastern Virginia partners with many local groups to provide convenient distribution points: https://foodbankonline.org/covid-19/
As does the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, https://hrfoodbank.org/get-help/
The following site may assist you in determining if bankruptcy is a good alternative: http://www.isbankruptcyformeva.org/