Charlottesville extends deadline for homeowner assistance program

If you’re a Charlottesville property owner who lives in your house and you are struggling to pay some of your bills, you’ve got a few extra days to take advantage of a city program. The deadline to apply for the Charlottesville Homeowner Assistance Program has been extended to Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m. 

“You MAY qualify for a grant of $1000, $1500, $2000, or $2500 depending on your household IRS Form 1040 Adjusted Gross Income for Tax Year 2022,” reads the website for the program which is operated out of the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. 

The CHAP program is open to households who lived in their house as of January 1 and have a 2022 household income of less than $60,000. The property itself must be assessed at $460,000 or less. 

Be warned that the online application will not be available on August 30 or August 31 due to scheduled maintenance. 

The budget for FY24 set aside $1.36 million for the program which had one point been called the Homeowner Assistance Tax Grant program. (See also: City changing mechanism for property tax relief, May 24, 2022)

There are all sorts of things to review in the FY24 budget (download the whole thing)

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