People Inc. receives additional funding for rent and mortgage relief program
People Incorporated has received $200,000 in additional funding for the rent and mortgage relief program serving residents of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Additional funding will allow People Inc. to continue to serve residents who are in danger of eviction from their homes,” said Director of Housing Services Kyle Sensabaugh in a news release. “We want anyone in need of assistance to contact us – we’re here to help you remain in your home during this uncertain time.”
As of Wednesday, People Inc. has served 86 households in the region with over $183,000 in assistance to help them avoid eviction or foreclosure on their homes.
The agency received its initial funding to implement the program in 17 Virginia cities and counties in June. Over $422,000 has been paid to landlords and lenders across the total service area to help residents since that time.
The program will pay the current month’s rent or mortgage payments and any past due payments since April for residents impacted by the pandemic. Residents who have already received assistance and are in further need may also reapply. Landlords who accept payments through the relief program must agree not to evict the tenant for non-payment.
Residents interested in applying for assistance should call the agency hotline at 833-437-0114.
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