- Community Development
- Community Enhancement
- Housing Resources and Employment Support
Housing Resources and Employment Support Programs
Grant-Funded Programs Through Our Community Organization Partners
Chesterfield County offers a wide range of assistance options, including employment support programs and home repair and housing services. These include grant-funded programs through our community organization partners.
Employment Support Programs
Employment Coaching and Counseling
One-on-one employment counseling is available through HumanKind for those who are unemployed or underemployed due COVID-19. Career coaching and counseling is conducted via virtual workshops. Call 804-461-3585 for assistance. Job seekers can participate in up to three coaching sessions that focus on:
- Connections to job opportunities
- Navigating employment barriers
- Resume assistance and soft-skills training
Financial Opportunity Centers
Three financial opportunity centers (FOC) are staffed and available to assist individuals in identify personal goals, creating plans to achieve them and implement real sustainable change. FOCs help users build personal resources to improve everyday life which includes employment advancement, practicing smart financial habits, and supporting training and educational needs.
908 N Thompson Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Southside Community Center
6255 Old Warwick Road
Richmond, VA 23224
Visit: Southside Community Center
Ways to Work
HumanKind's Ways to Work offers fair-interest vehicle loans for individuals with poor or no credit. Loans are based on the character of the applicant and the affordability of the payment. This program is designed to help individuals move toward greater financial stability and advance career opportunities. In addition to loan assistance, program participants receive additional supportive services including financial literacy training, life skills and credit education. Call 804-461-3585 for assistance.
Home Repair and Housing Resources
Various home repair and other housing services are available to income qualifying Chesterfield homeowners.
Critical Home Repairs
Community Enhancement partners with several organizations to provide homeowners with assistance with homes in need of major repairs to structure, roof, plumbing, electrical or other major systems. Assistance options are based on the home’s condition and the homeowner's financial status.
Habitat for Humanity
Visit: Habitat for Humanity
Rebuilding Together Richmond
Visit: Rebuilding Richmond Together
Emergency Housing Services
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS): Eviction Prevention Program
Facing eviction due to COVID-19? Free legal counsel is available to income eligible persons through Central Virginia Legal Aid Society or call 1-800-868-1012.
Housing Resource Line
The Housing Resource Line (HRL), provided by the Partnership for Housing Affordability, is a centralized connector for 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.
Virginia Mortgage Relief Program
Income eligible Chesterfield households facing an economic hardship due to COVID-19 may be eligible for mortgage relief. Visit Virginia Mortgage Relief to submit your name for future updates.
There are a number of organizations that can assist income qualifying applicants that are looking to buy a home. Assistance ranges from listings of homes reserved for low income buyers, homebuyer counseling, and loan and grant programs:
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Visit: Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Maggie Walker Community Land Trust
Visit: Maggie Walker Community Land Trust
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program
Lead-based paint is found in homes built before 1978. This grant program protects children ages 0-5 and expectant mothers from the harmful toxins of lead-based paint. The program consists of a lead hazard assessment and repairs to improve home health. Call 804-718-0517 for assistance and learn more by visiting the project:HOMES lead-based paint hazard control program page.