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Rent assistance in Chesterfield County.

The rent assistance programs available in Chesterfield County are focused on preventing homelessness. There are non-profits that assist senior citizens and agencies that support the disabled. Other criteria are often in place as well, but in general funds for paying rent are only provided to income qualified residents that have the means to pay future costs on their own.

The primary organizations to try are below. If someone is facing an eviction from their home or property due to other housing costs, such as unpaid utility bills or legal disputes, then any rental assistance may be combined with grants for those other bills. Or an agency may issue a loan, provide financial help for a security deposit, or other support.

So the terms and conditions of the Chesterfield County housing programs vary. But they are an option for struggling families.

Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry
Mailing address is PO Box 1741
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
Phone number is (804)-796-2749
Funds are limited. The charity may be able to help with back rent or mortgage payments, energy bills, and more. However CCHASM does focus on other needs, such as food.

Chesterfield County Area Agency on Aging
Dial (804)-343-3000
They only support senior citizens over the age of 60. Whether it is housing, medical, and supportive accommodations, referrals can be given to financial aid or grants for rent and other bills.

The Salvation Army of the Tri-Cities
Address is 1228 South West Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Main phone - (804)732-8449
Emergency rent assistance may be provided. Case managers also direct clients to shelter, budgeting cases, and offer housing counseling.




Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department Of Social Services
9854 Lori Rd., Ste. 100
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Call 471-7682
There can be assistance in the form of Section 8 vouchers for subsidized rent, general relied, and referrals to LIHEAP and more. Many government grant programs have an extensive waiting list.

Free civil and housing legal
Telephone – 804-862-1100
Low income families, in particular seniors, can get free legal advice. The Chesterfield County pro-bono firms help with matters including evictions, landlord mediation and more.

Commonwealth and Chesterfield Catholic Charities - HELP
Telephone - (804)-285-5986
Housing expenses covered range from rent arrears to mortgages, energy bills, and rental deposits. There is also information on low income apartments and cold weather shelters in Chesterfield County.

St. Joseph's Villa
Address is 8000 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227
The Rapid Re-Housing Services helps the homeless or recently evicted. There are referrals to security or utility deposit programs, job training, credit repair, and more. Financial aid for short term rent and other housing costs is for anyone qualified, ranging from veterans to the disabled or people in an emergency.





CDBG Department – Chesterfield
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832
For information, call (804) 318-8866
The Homeless Prevention and Rehousing program may assist with everything from security deposits to rent costs. The goal is to limit evictions of families in a short term crisis.

Home Ownership Program – HOP of Chesterfield County
The government agency can help tenants buy a home. Interest free loans can be used for closing costs, down payments, and other expenses. Homeownership can help a family that was renting in the past build equity.

By Jon McNamara

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