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Departamentos de servicios sociales de la ciudad de Richmond: preguntas frecuentes

1. ¿Cómo puedo solicitar beneficios?


Por Internet: https://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov Por teléfono: 1-855-635-4370 Por fax: 804-646-7018 Por escrito: Buzón en Marshall Plaza (900 E. Marshall Street) Buzón en Southside Plaza (4100 Hull Street)

2. ¿Cómo puedo saber el estado actual de mi solicitud de beneficios (SNAP, TANF, y MEDICAID)?


Por teléfono: 1-855-635-4370 Por Internet: https://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

3. ¿Cómo obtengo una tarjeta electrónica (EBT) de reemplazo si la perdí, la dañé o me la robaron?


Por teléfono: 1-866-281-2448  (Línea gratuita de servicio al cliente, atención las 24 horas)

4. ¿Cómo puedo enviar la documentación solicitada para mi caso (únicamente para verificaciones requeridas, renovaciones pendientes, reportes interinos de SNAP y formularios de cambio)?

Por correo electrónico: dss-docs@richmondgov.com

5. ¿Cómo puedo reportar abuso o negligencia infantil o a adultos mayores? 


Por teléfono (abuso o negligencia infantil): 804-646-0438(Fuera del horario de oficina: 1-800-552…

La Ciudad de Richmond, la Autoridad de Desarrollo Económico y los Pieles Rojas (Redskins) de Washington se han puesto de acuerdo para eliminar la contribución que la ciudad debe dar al equipo, correspondiente a los años 2019 y 2020

La Ciudad de Richmond y el equipo de fútbol americano Pieles Rojas (en inglés, Redskins) de Washington D.C. se complacen en informar que se ha hecho una modificación significativa al acuerdo actual sobre el campamento de entrenamiento del equipo, el cual elimina el requisito de que la Autoridad de Desarrollo Económico (EDA, por sus iniciales en inglés) de la ciudad deba pagar una contribución en efectivo para cubrir algunos gastos de funcionamiento del equipo. 
Esta modificación cubre tanto el año 2019, durante el cual la EDA tenía la obligación contractual de pagarle al equipo $161 767.85, así como el año 2020, el año final de este pacto hecho por ocho años.
Esta modificación al contrato había estado en discusión por varios meses, pero llega en un momento en el cual la ciudad está enfocando sus recursos en ayudar a que los residentes y los negocios locales puedan enfrentar la pandemia de COVID-19. El dinero ahorrado como resultado de esta alianza ayudará a la EDA para que pueda financi…

La Autoridad de Desarrollo Económico de Richmond crea un programa de préstamos sin intereses para pequeños negocios

La Autoridad de Desarrollo Económico de Richmondcreó hoy el Programa de Préstamos por Desastres para Pequeños Negocios de Richmond (COVID-19), el cual ofrecerá préstamos de emergencia sin intereses de hasta $20 000 para pequeños negocios ubicados dentro de los límites de la ciudad. 
La intención del programa es de ayudar a aquellos pequeños negocios que se han visto afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19. El dinero será para pagar los sueldos de los empleados, posibilitar que estos pequeños negocios sigan operando y que mantengan a sus empleados en la nómina. 
“Los pequeños negocios han hecho de Richmond la próspera capital cultural que amamos”, dijo el alcalde Stoney. “Ellos han sido comprensivos, pacientes y generosos al adaptarse a las recientes guías de distanciamiento social, sin importar las consecuencias económicas que pudieran sufrir. Esta es nuestra respuesta a su petición de un camino confiable hacia el futuro”, agregó. 
La cantidad máxima de cada préstamo en este programa es la…

April 3 COVID-19 Public Briefing

City of Richmond COVID-19 Public Briefing Friday, April 3, 2020
City and partners launch centralized relief website: www.RVAStrong.org
The website is a source of help for those who need it and way to help for those who want to.Tell your story, add a resource, or just explore your relief options at www.RVAStrong.org. You can also sign up for the public briefing to be sent to your email!
The City of Richmond thanks small businesses, offers resources for paying employees
Richmond Economic Development Authority proposes a small business disaster loan program. The maximum $20,000 loans will go toward keeping employees on payroll, allowing businesses to stay open and continue to employ people. 
The application for interested businesses will be available on Monday, April 6 on www.RVAStrong.org.
Robins Foundation starts Family Crisis Fund for families who have lost income due to COVID-19
The City of Richmond matched the foundation’s generosity, funding $500,000 of relief checks for eligible Ric…

City of Richmond to make $500,000 investment in Robins Foundation Family Crisis Fund

Mayor Stoney announced today that the City of Richmond will provide a $500,000 match to the Robins Foundation Family Crisis Fund. The money will fund relief payments to families in the City of Richmond.  The Robins Foundation announced the launch of the fund, intended to aid families with children in the Greater Richmond Region that have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, earlier today, Friday, April 3.    Under the Robins initiative, which includes an investment from the foundation of $500,000, eligible families will receive a one-time payment of $500. The city’s Office of Community Wealth Building will facilitate disbursement of city funds to interested and eligible families, working with Enrichmond as the nonprofit partner coordinating with Robins. Households who have lost income due to COVID-19 may qualify. This could include losing wages due to reduction of hours or layoffs, losing wages while caring for children out of school, or incurring additional cost for childcare due t…

City of Richmond rolls out centralized COVID-19 resource and donation website, RVAStrong

The Stoney Administration on Friday launched RVAStrong, a website that provides a space for those who have been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to access services. The website also features opportunities for Richmonders to donate to local causes.

Visitors to the website can:
·Explore causes close to their heart, such as housing stabilityfood security, or families and neighborhoods. Then, they will be able to navigate to a page with donation links and safe volunteer opportunities. ·Identify a need, such as “I need housing support,” or “I need income support,” and be directed toward nonprofit, city, and individual efforts to meet those needs.  ·Propose resource or content to add. ·Tell a COVID-19 isolation story that the city or mayor will share to build a sense of virtual community, if the user gives permission.  ·Sign up to receive the COVID-19 Public Briefing, which includes timely updates and links to city resources, via email.  ·Donate to the Central Virginia COVID-19 R…

City of Richmond, Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Washington Redskins agree to eliminate local cash contribution to team for 2019 and 2020

The City of Richmond and the Washington Redskins are pleased to announce a significant modification to the current Redskins Training Camp agreement that eliminates the requirement of the city’s Economic Development Authority to pay a local cash contribution to cover some team expenses.
The modification applies to both 2019, for which the EDA had a contractual obligation to pay $161,767.85 due to the team, and for 2020, the final year of the original eight-year pact.
This contract modification has been under discussion among the parties for many months but comes at a time when the city is focusing its resources on helping local businesses and residents respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds saved as a result of this partnership will help the EDA fund the small business loan program the city and EDA announced today.
The mutually agreed upon decision between the city, EDA and the Redskins is based on their longstanding partnership, with a focus on the community's local economic develop…

Richmond Economic Development Authority creates no-interest disaster loan program for small businesses

The Richmond Economic Development Authority today created the Richmond Small Business Disaster Loan Program (COVID-19), which will offer interest-free emergency loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses within city limits.
The program is intended to provide relief to small businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monies will go toward paying employee wages, empowering local, small businesses to continue operating and keep employees on their payroll. 
“Small businesses have made Richmond the thriving culture capital we love,” said Mayor Stoney. “They’ve been understanding, patient and selfless in adapting to the recent social distancing guidance, no matter the economic consequences for them. This loan program is one way we can help provide some relief and support in this tough time.”
The maximum loan amount for the program is six months of current employee wages or $20,000, whichever is less. Loan payments will be disbursed over six months.
Repayment of the loans will b…

Richmond City Health District confirms first city resident deaths from COVID-19

The Richmond City Health District is reporting the first two deaths of City of Richmond residents related to confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
Both patients were males in their 70s and died while hospitalized.  Both suffered from underlying, chronic conditions
According to RCHD, both men were known to have recently spent time working in New Jersey.  The Richmond City Health District is in communication with state health authorities and is conducting an investigation to determine those who may have come into contact with the men.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that this pandemic has claimed its first lives in our community, and my condolences go out to the families of these men,” said Mayor Levar Stoney. “This virus knows no borders, which is why it is critically important that we continue to follow health protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and adhere to Governor Northam’s executive order. Stay home and keep Richmond safe.”
“Every loss we …