In March 2020, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties provided grant funding from the Community Emergency Relief Fund and the Tourism and Hospitality Relief Fund to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline for Loudoun residents.
About the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline (703-669-5040)
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline is staffed by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Loudoun Cares and responds to requests for financial assistance. Trained staff from Catholic Charities and Loudoun Cares will work together to complete an intake process and assess the needs of each caller. Loudoun residents who need help paying rent as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis can call the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040. Staff and volunteers can provide assistance in any language, using interpreter services.
In addition to providing financial assistance to callers, Catholic Charities and Loudoun Cares also will help callers identify additional government, nonprofit, and faith-based resources. Both organizations have extensive experience helping people in need access financial assistance and community services through Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Program, and Loudoun Cares’ Information and Referral Helpline.
Eligibility Requirements for Rental Assistance
Eligibility requirements to receive financial assistance from the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline may be found at https://www.ccda.net/need-help/rent,-utility-assistance,-and-basic-household-needs/. Eligible callers may be able to receive up to $500 in financial assistance.
Tourism and Hospitality Workers and Rental Assistance
Special funding has been awarded to the Helpline by the Visit Loudoun Foundation’s Tourism and Hospitality Relief Fund to provide rental assistance specifically to tourism and hospitality workers in Loudoun, an industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Rent Assistance for Non-traditional Leases
Loudoun County government recently a proved a donation that will allow the helpline provide rental assistance to qualifying Loudoun residents who do not have traditional leases or rental agreements and may not qualify for government assistance programs.
If you need help, please call the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040.