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Here’s how you can find out about James City County’s COVID-19 emergency relief for rent, utilities

Residents struggling to pay their bills during the coronavirus may get some much-needed relief.

James City County is hosting a virtual Zoom meeting on Wednesday and wants residents to comment about the COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant for an upcoming community project.

The meeting is public and comments are allowed. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. 

“Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance as necessary will be available,” according to the news release from the county. “Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on James City County’s past use of CDBG funds.”

The James City County COIVD-19 CDBG Emergency Payment of Rent and Utilities Application hearing is Wednesday, May 20 at 4 p.m.

Click to join the Zoom meeting or enter ID: 8786 0538 074 on the Zoom website.

For more information, contact Keith Denny at 757-259-5349.

Residents can submit comments by phone at 757-259-5349 or in writing to Housing Office, 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A, Williamsburg, VA 23188 by May 27.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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