Written By: Prince William County
The Emergency Housing Assistance Program will be provided to all eligible households who reside in Prince William County and cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 with a one-time or short-term, (no more than three consecutive months payments) of emergency mortgage, rental and utility housing assistance to prevent homelessness.
Eligibility Criteria –
Households who have lost documentable income on or after March 1, 2020 directly related to: stay-at-home orders (job loss/reduced hours); being sick or being the sole at-home caregiver for someone sick with COVID-19; required to stay home with their natural/adopted/legal guardian young children due to mandatory daycare and/ or school closures; or other documentable reasons.
Eligible households combined annual gross income cannot exceed 80% of the HUD established median income for the Metropolitan Area based upon household size through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program
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Have not received assistance from another Federal, State or Local agency to pay mortgage/rent or utilities due to COVID-19.COVID-19 EHAP Flyer – English
Ways to Submit an Application –
Option 1 (Preferred) – To Apply for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program electronically you must click on the link below. Portal will not be operational until July 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM.
Option 2 – If you choose to download the application please submit through EHAPrograms@pwcgov.org. Click the English or Spanish version below:
EHAP Application Packet – English
EHAP Application Packet – Spanish
Applications submitted prior to July 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM will be rejected.
Option 3 – If you are unable to submit an application electronically or wish to be provided with an application you may call 703-792-7538 to receive an application or be provided with assistance in completing the application process (to address Reasonable Accommodations).
Office of Housing and Community Development
Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development is committed to develop affordable housing opportunities and neighborhood resources for low- and moderate-income area residents by implementing appropriate policies and programs.
For Directions to our offices please click here.
Our Address and Phone Number are:
15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 112
~~Woodbridge, VA 22191
Questions regarding our programs? Please email us at: Housing@pwcgov.org
NEED TO BUY OR RENT IN NORTHERN VIRGINA?
Visit the Northern Virginia Housing Expo website to explore agencies and opportunities for assistance programs, mortgages and rental opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed this flyer to provide Housing Choice Voucher participants with important information and resources about paying rent during the national emergency concerning the coronavirus pandemic.
Housing Choice Voucher Waivers
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, which authorizes over $2 trillion in emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and emergency appropriations to support Executive Branch agency operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act further provides HUD with broad authority, in the context of the current public health emergency, to waive statutes and regulations (except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment) for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. HUD is exercising this authority to provide PHAs with flexibility to adjust program practices where necessary to prioritize mission critical functions when normal operations are restricted and severely constrained, further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and mitigate the health risks posed by COVID-19 to PHA staff, families, landlords, and their communities at large.
HUD encourages PHAs to apply the Waivers authorized on local circumstances and needs. HUD also encourages PHAs to document and expeditiously implement plans for alternative procedures in order to provide stable housing for some of our country’s most vulnerable families. Alternative processes may include electronic transmission of information to families, conducting briefings online, conducting conference calls, or using self-service features on the PHA’s website if available, and providing business-reply envelopes or secure drop-box apparatuses for document for assisted families that do not have access to the Internet.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), is in search of experienced and licensed construction contractors to participate in its Neighborhood Housing Rehabilitation Program(NHRP).
The program is designed to offer financial assistance to low-to-moderate income owner-occupied residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park to correct health and safety issues as well as to increase energy efficiency within their properties.
The County, as an Urban Entitlement, receives Community Development Block (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to finance this program. The NHRP completes approximately 20 rehabilitation projects a year with an average cost of $59,000 per project. Typical projects include roof, siding and window replacement, HVAC, bathroom, and kitchen repairs.
ATTENTION LANDLORDS (VENDORS):
Effective May 1, 2016 the Office of Housing and Community Development will no longer be able to maintain your profile in the County’s Enterprise Resource Planning System. Previously, our office created and maintained profiles for all Landlords, Tenants and Contractors. Now, as a vendor, you are required to maintain the profile that was created on your behalf. Failure to make corrections or update your profile could delay the processing of payments. Attached you will find the necessary steps to update and maintain your vendor information as well as Direct Deposit Information. The County Finance Office strongly suggest that all Vendors utilize Direct Deposit for payments. Please make sure to include your email address so that any notifications from the County will be sent directly to your attention.
Link to eProcurement: http://www2.pwcgov.org/e-proc
Click here for Instructions: Vendor Letter and Instructions.pdf
Please Click Here to fill out the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Credits Form for Direct Deposit on your Landlord Payments.
Housing Choice Voucher (Formerly Section 8) Status
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Formerly Section 8) Waiting List is Closed at this time to all new Applicants. If you applied for this program in December of 2010, you may check your status at www.waitlistcheck.com.
Virginia Housing Search
The Prince William County Office of Housing is proud to support VirginiaHousingSearch.com, a FREE housing locator with toll-free call center support to help tenants find housing and landlords fill vacancies across Virginia.
For Landlord/Tenant regulations not related to the Housing Choice Voucher program please contact:
Landlord-tenant Consumer Affairs Office
1-800-552-9963 (Option 2)