The Central Virginia Legal Aid Society now has a Rent Relief Facilitator on staff at the Petersburg office. Her name is Evangelina Galvan and her job is to assist tenants and landlords in the Tri-Cities area navigate the Virginia Rent Relief Program in order to access the funds as quickly as possible and avoid evictions. Eligible individuals may receive up to 15 months of owed rent covered by the program, beginning in April 2020, in addition to 3 future months of rent paid by the program. This relief can also cover utilities, late fees, and even court costs related to missed rent payments.
This money does not act as a loan, rather it is given directly to a tenant’s landlord in place of their rent payment. Even individuals who have not missed a rent payment but fear they may in the future are eligible to apply. Contact: