FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2023
City Residents Eligible for Remaining Pathways Funding
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -The Pathways Community Resource Helpline for rent, mortgage and utility assistance has exhausted the funds set aside for Albemarle County residents. This initiative of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, provides financial relief for community members who are experiencing negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Even though we’ve weathered the worst of the health impacts of the pandemic, the economic hardships continue to linger for many families, and will take time and resources to right-size,” says Ravi Respeto, President & CEO of the United Way of Greater Charlottesville. “Those who lost jobs, wages, or faced eviction will need continued support as they work to overcome over 2 years of financial setbacks.”
There are still funds remaining for residents of the City of Charlottesville seeking assistance. The Community Resource Hotline number is 833-524-2904 and is available 9-5, Monday-Friday. The Spanish line number is 434-373-0930. Residents must provide documentation of eligibility which may include pay stubs, bank statements, or enrollment letters if the individual is receiving federal assistance. Landlord ledgers and utility bills for amounts owed are also required.
“Albemarle County is truly grateful for the remarkable partnership of the City of Charlottesville, United Way and the county,” said Kaki Dimock, Albemarle County Director of Social Services. “The Community Resource Helpline was a critical resource for many during this difficult time, and this partnership made it possible to provide support community members in need in a timely way.”
To find additional resources for Albemarle County residents, please scan the code below or visit unitedwaycville.org/receive-support/need-help-resources/.
The current Albemarle county budget includes a recommendation for additional funds to be allocated July 2023.
About the United Way:
The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. Focusing on financial stability, school readiness, and connected community, The United Way allocates resources to solution-oriented organizations and programs that address these areas at scale and tackle issues of equity in Charlottesville and the surrounding area with the goal of reducing poverty in our community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycville.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @UnitedWayCville.
Albemarle County Director of Social Services