Community Enhancement

Community Enhancement is dedicated to keeping Chesterfield County a valuable and desirable place to live. The department supports neighborhoods and corridors by offering resources and services regarding anti-litter initiatives (Keep Chesterfield Beautiful), code enforcement (business licenses, property maintenance, vehicle registration, etc.), federally-funded grant programs (including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), lead-based paint hazard control), real estate and housing development, revitalization, and housing resources and employment support.

Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance (CERA) Program Exhausts Funding

In partnership with a local nonprofit, Area Congregations Together in Service (ACTS), Chesterfield County has completed distribution of all $22.6 million in state and federal aid designated for its emergency rent and utility assistance. The program is now closed.

Over 7,500 people and more than 600 landlords received funding from this program.

To learn about benefit programs and other services available through the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, contact Social Services via email or call 804-748-1100. To screen for eligibility or apply for benefit programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Child Care, visit Virginia CommonHelp or call 1-855-635-4370.

The Housing Resource Line (HRL) is a centralized connector of housing resources to residents who have housing needs. Call 804-422-5061, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or complete the HRL online form.

  1. Stonebridge Plaza Michael Gray and Tim Price street signs before and after maintenance collage.

    Keep Chesterfield Beautiful - Stonebridge Plaza Signs

    Learn more about street sign maintenance at Stonebridge Plaza. Read on...
  2. Keep Chesterfield Beautiful April 2022 Volunteers - Highlight

    Keep Chesterfield Beautiful - April 2022 Volunteers

    Learn more about Keep Chesterfield Beautiful volunteer events in April 2022. Read on...
  3. Keep Chesterfield Beautiful April 2022 Outreach - Highlight

    Keep Chesterfield Beautiful - April 2022 Outreach

    Learn more about Keep Chesterfield Beautiful outreach events in April 2022. Read on...
  4. Rodriguez Cleanup 4.23.22 - Highlight

    Rodriguez Cleanup - April 2022

    Learn more about how the Sheriff's Workforce assisted Mid-Cities resident Ms. Rodriguez. Read on...
  5. Mid-Cities Community Cleanup 4.23.22 - Highlight

    Mid-Cities Community Cleanup - April 2022

    Learn more about the Route One Association for Revitalization (ROAR) and the Mid-Cities Civic Association community cleanup. Read on...
  6. Madras Court home after repairs.

    project:HOMES Repair Home - Midlothian District

    See the before and after photos of this Midlothian home repair. Read on...
  7. Matoaca home after repairs.

    project:HOMES Repair Home - Matoaca District

    See the before and after photos of this Matoaca home repair. Read on...
  8. Midlothian home after repairs.

    project:HOMES Repair Home - Midlothian District

    See the before and after photos of this Midlothian home repair. Read on...
  9. Maggie Walker Community Land Trust home in the Dale District.

    Maggie Walker Community Land Trust Home - Dale District

    Learn more about the Chesterfield home purchased by the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust. Read on...
  10. Clover Hill District home after repairs.

    project:HOMES Repair Home - Clover Hill District

    See the before and after photos of this Clover Hill home repair. Read on...
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