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Governor Northam Awards over $2.9 million to Reduce Eviction in Virginia

Funding will assist and provide organizations with eviction prevention services for 40 communities

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $2.9 million for the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP) for seven projects throughout the Commonwealth to support eviction prevention services for 40 communities.

“Addressing the issue of evictions has been a policy priority for my administration even before the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Northam. “This funding will provide housing stability for many Virginians providing access to safe, stable, and affordable housing. In addition to its tremendous work supporting affordable housing, community development, and other priorities, DHCD has led our programs to keep people in their homes and support small businesses during the pandemic. I want to thank DHCD Director Erik Johnson for his superb leadership of the agency, especially during the past 22 months. He has led an outstanding and creative team in finding innovative ways to help people during a challenging time.”

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