Financial assistance available to those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Charlottesville, VA (WVIR) – Charlottesville and Albemarle County are partnering with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville to provide financial relief for community members still negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are.
“The impact is tremendous. I think the COVID impact is not only financial, but also emotional and physical,” said Charlottesville Human Services Director Misty Graves. “What we are seeing is that people are falling behind on bills. are looking for employment opportunities and earning a living wage.”
Eligibility to receive funding is based on US Treasury Department guidelines for the impact of COVID-19.
“We can ask people in the call questions about their income level and provide documentation on their income level. We can ask whether they get federal benefits like SNAP or SSI,” Graves said.
Once approved, individuals will receive $1,000 per month up to $3,000 per year.
“We’re increasing our spending rate, so we want to make sure people know the $1,000 a month limit, because we really want to keep this program going for as long as possible,” Graves said.
To be screened for financial relief, you can call the Community Resource Hotline at (833) 524-2904. The Spanish line number is (434) 373-0930.
The hotline is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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