********************************* IMPORTANT NOTICE *********************************
All available funding for rental assistance through our grant programs has been exhausted. Therefore, until further notice, the online portal to accept applications will be suspended beginning June 30,2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Residents who submitted online applications before June 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., will be notified about the status of their application and whether it will be approved for assistance, or if you will have to reapply when funding becomes available.
To be notified when the online portal is accepting applications, please click on the link below to provide your contact information. Your contact information will be used to notify you that applications are being accepted. You will have to reapply online at that time.
Please be aware that citizens who live in Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach or any city other than Norfolk Virginia are not eligible for the Norfolk Eviction Prevention Center program.
Regional Housing Crisis Hotline Contact them for assistance with housing matters, including rental assistance. The number to call is 757-587-4202.
Dominion Virginia Energy Work with them directly for payment plans to avoid disconnects; website has additional links for potential assistance programs when available.
Virginia Natural Gas Direct assistance program has currently closed but contact them for payment arrangement options.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Contact them for assistance with paying your water bill. The number to call is 888-373-9908.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District No current direct relief programs, contact to address arrears.
Cooling Assistance – Through Virginia DSS June 15-Aug 15. Cooling, Utility Bills, and Equipment. Must have in household an individual 60 years or older, person with disability, or child under age 6.
Workforce Development Opportunities
NorfolkWorks Job Resource Center - Assistance is available for professional résumé writing, job leads for local employers, online application assistance, career assessments and career exploration, searches for jobs and training, access to job banks and other listings of available jobs, connections to workforce partners, events, and employment opportunities.
The Hampton Roads Workforce Development Council (HRWDC) - The Hampton Roads Workforce Council provides strategic workforce development solutions designed to assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and job seekers in search of suitable job openings and training opportunities to bolster their earning potential. Click here to contact the HRWDC.
Bank On Hampton Roads - is a partnership of participating banks, credit unions and community organizations across Hampton Roads designed to help you take control of your finances. Bank On offers free financial literacy courses and matched savings program.
Urban League of Hampton Roads (ULHR) Childcare Assistance. Courtesy of Dollar Tree, ULHR will provide funding support for community members who are in need of financial assistance to pay for their child’s Day Care fees. For more information call ULHR at 757-966-9613.
CommonHelp is for other assistance programs, including food stamps, TANF, and more:
2-1-1 Virginia provides statewide information on assistance programs. Call 2-1-1 from any phone, OR Text to connect 247211.
Resources757 provides information on a wide variety of resources available. This is a regional resource page so be sure to check if the resource you find serves Norfolk residents.
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