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Eviction Prevention Program assistance requests resume April 1

(Image: Zach D. Roberts)
(Image: Zach D. Roberts)

Norfolk’s Eviction Prevention Center will resume accept new requestions for assistance starting April 1.

Due to the high volume of requests for assistance, the program placed a temporary hold on new applications to allow staff to provide adequate support and resources for those who have previously applied for assistance with pending evictions. A wait list is in place and since Feb. 1, staff have processed 130 requests to help clear the backlog.

Because of the limited funding and the need to assist more households, Norfolk’s Eviction Prevention program will resume with updated guidelines and eligibility requirements.

The updated guidelines are as follows: • The funding limit per household is $3,250 per 12-month period • Assistance is limited to three months of rental arrearages • Utility payments will only be covered as part of rental arrearages

Individuals in need of eviction assistance are asked to call (757) 664-6363 to determine eligibility to be added to the wait list. A full list of additional resources can be found here.