From WAVY 10 News:
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3.
That includes Norfolk, where Nealy Gihan works with the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority.
They help folks in Section 8 housing through their housing choice voucher program.
“We were just in the process of starting to look at those who have their outstanding rent and try to work with people actually before we started any type of eviction proceedings,” stated Gihan.
Gihan says there are concerns with some people using the eviction moratorium as an excuse to not pay rent.
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a total of over 447,000 in past-due rent owed with 543 delinquent resident accounts as of July 31.
Gihan says if you are someone in public housing who needs help applying for those funds, reach out for help.
“We want them to come talk to their property managers and get them on a plan and how to help them,” said Gihan.
Read WAVY 10 News' article "Norfolk housing officials work to help residents with payment plans so debt doesn’t mount up," featuring the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority.