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James City County residents struggling to pay rent may qualify for this program

People facing who might be evicted during the coronavirus might qualify for rental assistance. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)
People facing who might be evicted during the coronavirus might qualify for rental assistance. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

James City County residents struggling during the coronavirus because of job loss, furlough or reduced work hours might get some help paying their rent.

County officials announced Thursday the Urgent Need Community Development Block Grant Program is now available for those who qualify.

The grant is for low and moderate income households who may face eviction if they don’t pay rent.

“Funding from this program will be used to help stabilize low- and moderate-income households financially impacted by job loss, furlough, or reduced hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and who may face eviction as a direct result of unpaid rent,” according to a news release from the county.

The Urgent Need CDBG will give 54 residents a maximum of three months in rent payments and six months in financial and housing counseling services.

The program will be available through June 2021 or until all funding has been expended.

For more information or to see if you qualify, call the Housing Office at 757-259-5340 or send an email to housing@jamescitycountyva.gov.

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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 julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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