Hampton Roads Planning District Commission offers relief funds for past-due utility bills
Hampton Roads residents and business owners with past-due utility bills can now apply for assistance in funding, according to a news release from the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.
Through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and a statewide Municipal Utility Relief Program, there are already utility relief funds available in Chesapeake, Hampton, James City, Newport News, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York.
To qualify for the funds, the residents or businesses must have “overdue direct charges” that occurred between March 1 and Dec. 30. Residents applying must certify that they experienced difficulties related to COVID-19 that affected their ability to pay the bills.