2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ebbin
Increase Support for the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot

Item 114 #8s

Item 114 #8s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2023 $0 FY2024 $9,000,000 GF

Page 105, line 9, strike "$308,460,495" and insert "$317,460,495".

Page 106, line 55, strike the second instance of "$3,300,000" and insert "$12,300,000".


(This amendment provides an additional $9.0 million GF in the second year for Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP). VERP funds may be used to cover any expense that will prevent the recipient family from being evicted. Over 1700 households have been served with VERP funds; those households included a total of more than 1800 children. Eviction filings and judgments were lower between 2019 and 2021 in zip codes with an active VERP program, and 90 percent of VERP households surveyed remained in the home from which they applied for funds. This budget amendment will fund an expansion of the program.)