Richmond receives 5k for eviction prevention programs

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This year, Virginia is sending nearly $3 million to seven projects that aim to reduce evictions in the state. This includes ...

January 16, 2023
6:56 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This year, Virginia is sending nearly $3 million to seven projects that aim to reduce evictions in the state. This includes one program in Richmond, which is the city with the highest rates of eviction in Virginia and some of the highest rates in the country. The Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot program was implemented under then-Governor Ralph Northam in 2020 and gives money to nonprofits to help address eviction rates throughout the commonwealth. The purpose of this pilot program is to create local and regional approaches to prevent evictions, as well as create safety nets within communities to help all people find stable housing.

Delaney Murray