HOW DO I REQUEST HELP FROM THRIVE?
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EVICTIONS & UTILITY CUT-OFFS during COVID-19 (as of March 30, 2021)
Governor Northam revised state budget includes updated protections for utility customers. The moratorium on utility cut-offs will remain in effect until the state of emergency is over. Click here to read the full press release.
Are you trying to avoid eviction? Access the easy to understand guide here.
Are you several months behind on your rent? Click here to learn how to apply for help.
Click here to read about the statewide moratorium on evictions through July 1.
Click here to view and download the Declaration needed to avoid eviction.
Click here to view Tenants' Rights in the midst of COVID-19, as of January 31.
Financial Assistance (rent, utilities, other requests)
Requirements for assistance*:
Applicant must reside in Newport News, Hampton, York County
The name of the applicant must be on the bill
Eligible bills include utilities, rent, and other needs are considered when they are vital to your sustainability (i.e. childcare, transportation, car repairs)
If THRIVE is able to assist with a portion of the bill, the applicant must be able to supply the remaining portion of the bill before our portion is released.
If rent or utilities is requested, reside in their current place of residents for 6 months or longer
Able to cover next months' bills with their income
Need less than $1,000 to complete bill payment, understanding that THRIVE can still only provide a portion and the client must provide the other portion before payment is released
Virginia Housing Development Authority has created a Renter Handbook (click here to view)
Click here to view their resource for people in staying in Hotels or Motels
Click here to view their eviction flow chart
Click here to view their recommendations on requesting a payment plan from your landlord
Click here to view their FAQ on evictions
Who Else Can Help Me?
There are two main referral lines in the community that can direct you to other helping agencies.
Housing Hotline: 757-587-4202
First Call for Help: 757-594-4636
ID / Birth Certificate / Social Security Card Assistance
THRIVE can assist you to obtain copies of these documents at no cost to you. Call us to learn how: 757-877-6211x1
Learn how to balance your budget, get out of debt, improve your credit score, or reach your personal financial goals. If you take at least 3 sessions, you earn a free THRIVE Care Kit, packed full of toiletries, household goods and cleaning supplies (valued at $50). Call us today to be paired with a coach: 757-877-6211x1. This is a free service and all coaches sessions are 100% judgement-free and confidential.