By: Governor Youngkin Press
Investment will support eviction prevention and diversion services
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin 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 48 communities.
“Safe, stable housing is an essential component for strong families,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “This pilot program tests to find the most effective wrap-around support services and assistance for Virginians that face housing uncertainty.”
VERP is piloting approaches to reduce evictions that occur brief and humane. The system’s approach includes creating a collective impact model where organizations that serve as a safety net within the community collaborate to ensure households have early access to resources that stabilize their housing situations.
“All Virginians have a right to stable and affordable housing,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “This funding, in tandem with the Governor’s ‘Make Virginia Home’ plan, will help align our vision for a more prosperous future for Virginia.”
A FULL LIST OF THE 2023 VIRGINIA EVICTION REDUCTION PILOT PROGRAM AWARDED PROJECTS CAN BE FOUND HERE.