Chesterfield receives additional $3.8 million for rent relief; 3,900 applications still pending
Chesterfield County’s rent relief program got a $3.8 million infusion Wednesday.
But county residents facing eviction cannot submit new applications seeking aid if they hadn’t done so by a mid-December cutoff, officials said, and there’s no guarantee the additional money will cover applications for renters who have already applied.
The nonprofit administering the county’s program, Area Congregations Together in Service , stopped accepting applications last month because demand had outpaced available funding. At the time, the county said in a statement it hoped to resume accepting new applications in February. Now, officials say the money will go toward clearing a roughly 3,900-household backlog dating to last fall.
“Depending on what the requests are, we might be able to get through the waiting list,” said Dan Cohen, the county’s director of community enhancement. “I don’t think we’ll be able to open it up again.”