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COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program

The Prince William County Government’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program is available to all eligible households who reside in Prince William County and cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 with one-time or short-term (no more than three consecutive months’ payments) financial assistance emergency mortgage, rental and utility bills in order to prevent homelessness.

Households that 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 may qualify for assistance.

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 and must not have received assistance from another Federal, State or Local agency to pay mortgage/rent or utility bills as a result of financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Qualification Requirements

Any household that wishes to receive financial assistance through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program must submit an application to the program and provide all required documentation necessary to make an eligibility determination.

Housing assistance will be paid directly to the Mortgage Company; Landlord and Utility Company on behalf of those approved for assistance. Eligible applications will be accepted and processed based upon date and time received and funding limitations.

For more information or to apply to the program online, visit the OHCD Housing Website

To request a paper copy of the application, to include requests for a reasonable accommodations, email EHAProgram@pwcgov.org or call (703) 792-7538