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Mayor prepares $5.8M local and federal aid package to address emergency housing needs during COVID-19 pandemic

Funds will supplement Eviction Diversion Program, increase emergency shelter bed capacity, serve families experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity

Under the authority granted by the State of Emergency declared in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the City of Richmond, Mayor Levar M. Stoney today announced that the city will make over $5.8million in funding available to meet the emergency housing needs of its most vulnerable populations. “These dollars are vital to address the urgent housing needs within our community, especially for our homeless and housing insecure,” said Mayor Stoney. “However, we must also keep in mind that housing insecurity existed before this pandemic and will still exist after. We must not only implement short-term solutions, but plan for long-term permanent housing solutions as well. That has been and will continue to be the approach taken by my administration and our community partners. Caring for our most vulnerable residents will always remain a hig…