Downtown Job Center

Housing Relief Fund TransparencyCity of Charlottesville Housing RELIEF Fund

On June 15, 2020, Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to create the Housing RELIEF Fund to address the City’s housing crisis due to COVID-19. The Fund provides short-term financial assistance to tenants and landlords in the form of rent payments. The program focuses on providing assistance to the following groups:

1.) Individuals residing in the City who were recently released from a correctional institution (from January 2020 to present).

2.) Individuals and households in the City that are experiencing homelessness, and more specifically, households with children under the age of 18.

3.) Landlords who have rental tenants that reside in the City and are at risk of experiencing homelessness due to nonpayment of rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Housing RELIEF Fund opens on Monday, July 13th. Fund prioritization, which is based on household income, is as follows:

  • Monday, July 13th to Friday, July 24th - Households with a Gross Household Income at or below 50% of AMI
  • Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st - Households with a Gross Household Income at or below 51% to 60% of AMI
  • Monday, August 3rd - Households with a Gross Household Income at or below 61% to 80% of AMI

Please note that regardless of household income, you can apply at any time once the application process is open on Monday, July 13th. However, if your gross household income is above 50% of AMI, you will not be eligible for funding until the abovementioned dates.

Tenant Application –

Landlord Application –

For those needing assistance with the application, please call us at 434-970-3117 to schedule a virtual appointment. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Downtown Job Center at or 434-970-3117.


The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center

The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center, located at 201 E Market Street in the Lower Level of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, is your resource for employment services. Whether you’re a job seeker looking for assistance with job searches or resume writing, or an employer needing targeted recruitment strategies or access to workforce programs, the Downtown Job Center is the place for you! Our friendly staff will offer customized services to meet your specific needs. 

Assistance is available, free of charge, to anyone who visits the Center.  For more information, please contact us by e-mail or 434-970-3933.

The Downtown Job Center is open every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Center is also closed occasionally for staff meetings, training, and other workforce obligations. For an up-to-date calendar of hours that is updated every Monday and as otherwise needed, please refer to our calendar. 

Satellite Office

The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center is a program of the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development. The Center is a certified satellite of the Virginia Workforce Center - Charlottesville located at 944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 103.


Please note that in order to receive services at the Downtown Job Center you will need to complete an intake form on the computer. This simple form is a way of signing in and providing staff with some needed information about you and the type of assistance you need. Due to the time needed to complete an intake form and for staff to assist you, please allow a minimum of 30 minutes for your visit. Because of this, no intakes will be started within 30 minutes of the close of business.