The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is now accepting applications for the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP)
DHCD will allocate $3,000,000 of these funds to aid localities, nonprofits, Planning District Commissions, and Housing Authorities in reducing evictions through systems changes that make eviction rare, brief, and humane. A $250,000 set-aside will allow Grantees to pilot a court navigator program as part of their VERP grant award. The contract period will be from January 1-December 31, 2022.
DHCD is seeking applicants whose combination of experience and expertise will promote system change to reduce eviction in their communities. Applications must be submitted through DHCD’s Centralized Application and Management System (CAMS). Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 pm on November 15, 2021.
DHCD will be offering a How-to-Apply Webinar on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 pm and Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 am.
At least one representative of the organization is required to attend one of two “How to Apply” webinars. DHCD will only fund one grant per community, so the webinars will be an opportunity for interested applicants to learn if others in their communities are interested in applying as well.