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People Inc. Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

The Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) helps eligible households who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic avoid eviction or foreclosure on their homes. Assistance includes payments past due beginning April 2020 and onward. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or mortgage lending institution.

People Inc. is offering the RMRP in:

  • City of Bristol
  • Buchanan County
  • City of Winchester
  • Clarke County
  • Culpeper County
  • Dickenson County
  • Fauquier County
  • Frederick County
  • Madison County
  • Orange County
  • Page County
  • Rappahannock County
  • Russell County
  • Shenandoah County

Households that have already received assistance may reapply if there is further need. Proof of lease or mortgage will be required. People Inc. will help determine eligibility for the program.

People Inc. Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

Tazewell County Warren County Washington County

Call: 833-437-0114 Visit: www.dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp

Funding provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

FY 2019 CoC NOFA

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $2.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2019 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

The FY 2019 CoC Program Competition opened on July 3, 2019, and applications are due Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT.

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5842/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa/

Preparing for the Upcoming CoC Grant

In preparation for the upcoming FY 2019 CoC Grant application cycle, I wanted to send out information on obtaining a DUNS Number, SAM Number, and e-snaps login. Any organization interested in submitting a project application under the CoC grant will need to have all these components in place in order before submission. The process for obtaining these can take up to four weeks.

· DUNS Number: www.dnb.com or call 1-800-700-2733. The process of obtaining a DUNS Number is free of charge and should take less than 15 minutes. See enclosed attachment for more information.

· SAM Number: www.SAM.gov to register or update your organization. You will need to create a user account before registering or updating your organization. The SAM will ask you for the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS (pronounced “naykes”) code that best describes your industry. Please enter NCAIS code 624229, “Other Community Housing Services.” See enclosed attachment for more information.

· E-snaps: https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf for registering. E-snaps is the platform for completing and submitting the project grant applications for the CoC Collaborative Application. For more informational instruction for E-snaps, visit https://www.hudexchange.info/…/instructions-for-updating-t…/.

We are still waiting for the CoC NOFA to be released, but anticipate it should become available before the end of June. Information will be sent out as soon as it becomes available.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Emily McCarty
Community Development & Grant Coordinator
Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
143 Reservoir Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
P.O. Box 1071, Harrisonburg, VA 22803
540.437.9545 | EMcCarty@harrisonburgrha.com