Loudoun Cares is dedicated to helping our community make it through COVID-19
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline is staffed by Loudoun Cares and responds to requests for financial assistance. Originally a partnership with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington Emergency Assistance Leesburg team until Oct 2021, now the line is being exclusively manned by the Loudoun Cares team.
Trained staff from Loudoun Cares work together to complete an intake process and assess the needs of each caller. Our staff work hand in hand with our Faith Network to bring aid to those struggling to meet their financial obligations.
Loudoun residents who need help paying rent and/or utilities as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis can call
COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040
Staff and volunteers can provide assistance in any language, using interpreter services. In addition, cal specialists will help identify additional government, nonprofit, and faith-based resources.
The COVID19 Helpline connects Loudoun residents to the resources they need to help navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us at (703) 669-5040.
As of Dec 31, 2021, Loudoun Cares has helped over 830 families in Northern Virginia that were severely impacted by COVID-19. Many of the members of these families were laid off from their job.
As of Dec 31, 2021, we have distributed over $1.47 million in COVID-19 relief to families in the Loudoun area. These funds helped to keep these families in their homes and their lights on.
The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RRP may provide financial assistance for rent payments for eligible households. This includes financial assistance for rent payments past due beginning April 1, 2020 and onward with the opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding and the household’s need for additional assistance and continued eligibility. This assistance does not have to be repaid.
More Information : www.dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp
Virginia Housing is pleased to announce the launch of the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program, or VMRP, to provide assistance to homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, to help prevent and/or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures and displacement. Financial hardship could include an increase in living expenses, childcare, change in household size, job loss or reduction in income, etc.
If you are a homeowner seeking assistance, visit our Eligibility page to review VMRP eligibility requirements, what is covered by VMRP, and a list of all required documents necessary to complete your application.
More information : www.virginiamortgagerelief.com/
COVID-19 Success Stories
Rachel is a single mom that was let go from her job in June and did not qualify for the county’s Limited Rent Program. She was recently able to start work at a local Loudoun hotel. Because she was unemployed for several months, she was unable to pay rent. With help from our Faith Network, we were able to help cover her rent. Rachel is set to move forward with her life and stay in her home with her 12-year-old daughter.
Emily worked in the hospitality industry in Loudoun and was several months behind on her rent. In April she was furloughed due to COVID, but was recently let go from her job. Loudoun Cares provided assistance to her through the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. She is now looking for a new job while staying in her home.
Bob works at a local restaurant and has had reduced hours since the beginning of the pandemic. He is struggling to keep his young family safe in their home. We were able to help with several months of rent and utilities while also referring him to other nonprofits that could help with food, diapers, and job services.