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individuals and families in shelters, and money management workshops. In addition, HOME will also provide short-term, long-term, and transitional housing assistance for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Hampton Redevelopment & Housing Authority Hampton, VA $8,016 The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority has many years of counseling experience working with low and moderate-income families within the City of Hampton. Its housing counseling activities consist of pre-rental, pre-purchase, homeownership, reverse equity, and home maintenance. The agency is working to complement their counseling services with a more comprehensive program that will assist their customers in improving their housing conditions, including home repairs, home maintenance, default/loss mitigation, and address other housing needs and issues.

Prince William County Manassas, VA $18,721 Prince William Cooperative Extension provides pre-purchase counseling, pre-rental counseling, mortgage default counseling, rent delinquency counseling, and first-time home buyers education. Although the organization covers families living in the general DC Metropolitan area, the focus is on minority ethnic groups located in Prince William County. Housing costs, combined with very high utility, food, and transportation costs in the Metropolitan DC area, severely impact many families. Of particular concern are those clients who are targeted in the Virginia Welfare Reform legislation. The transition to self- sufficiency, the loss of public assistance, and additional costs associated with regular employment (childcare, transportation, clothing, etc.) make these clients especially vulnerable to housing crises.

People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia Abingdon, VA $10,000 People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia was chartered in 1964 as the first Community Action Agency in the Eastern United States. The agency currently operates 29 programs to help families in need of housing assistance. People Incorporated owns and operates eight transitional housing units for use by low-income homeless families who have small children and agree to enroll in courses that lead to employment within two years. People Incorporated strives to reach clients in underserved areas such as Buchanan, Dickenson, and Russell Counties by conducting homeownership outreach and education programs.

Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) Roanoke, VA $17,340 Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) was chartered as a Community Action Agency in 1965. TAP’s mission is a reaffirmation of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964: “To eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty…by opening to everyone the opportunity for


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