Augusta Free Press

Charlottesville approves supplemental rental assistance program

Charlottesville City Council has approved the creation of a supplemental rental assistance program for the City of Charlottesville.

Based on recommendations from City Staff and the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC), the Charlottesville Supplemental Rental Assistance Program (CSRAP) will provide monthly rental assistance to tenants who qualify as Extremely Low  and Low Income households.  These households are defined as households earning no more than 60% of Area Median Income as determined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CSRAP assistance will be issued according to the following priorities:

The CSRAP will be funded through annual appropriations from the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund in the amount of $900,000 initially, and funding allocations will increase by 5% each year after. The program aims to provide rental assistance to approximately 79 households during its first year of operation, and an additional 25 households in year two.

The program will use funds previously appropriated to the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund (CAHF).