COVID-19 INFORMATION and RESOURCES


Updated 10/20/2020

Blue Ridge wants to make every effort to help residents as best we can during this difficult time. The following is a list of rental assistance programs specific to COVID-19.  We encourage you to explore these programs and any other assistance programs applicable to your area.

Nationwide Financial Assistance:

NC Residents Financial Assistance:

VA Residents Financial Assistance:

Local Financial Assistance



7.1.2020

We have implemented the following actions to aid in reducing COVID-19 risk for our employees, customers, and the supplier partners.

• A frequency of at least twice daily (mid-day and closing)

• Wiping all contact surfaces with CDC approved disinfectant

• Emptying trash receptacles • Vacuuming or mopping floors

• Straightening chairs, tables, equipment

• Restocking wipes and paper products as needed

• PPE must be worn during this cleaning time

 

4.2.2020

We know this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for our residents. We also know that many of our residents are suffering from job losses, furloughs and reduced hours. Fortunately, there is help available. 

Enhanced Unemployment Benefits - Congress is enhancing state unemployment to provide more income and to cover more people. *See below for specific state links.

o    Freelancers

o    Independent contractors/gig workers

o    Self-employed

o    Those with limited work history

o    Employees who are still employed, but whose hours have been reduced

It is important to apply as soon as possible.  To help expedite aid, the federal government is funding the first week of benefits to encourage states to waive traditional waiting periods, but it may still take a couple of weeks to be processed

Other Resources

Financial assistance:  https://www.usa.gov/disaster-financial-help

Help with Utility Bills:  https://www.usa.gov/disaster-financial-help#item-214124

Small Business Help covering paychecks:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program 

Food programs:  https://www.usa.gov/disaster-financial-help#item-214625

We’re Here to Work with You

We understand there may be a delay in your ability to access these benefits.  If that’s the case, please talk to us.  We are offering payment plans and waived late fees for those directly impacted by COVID-19.

We’re all in this together and all deserve safe and clean housing.  We are thankful for the hard work of our employees in keeping our community operational and all they continue to do to prepare for and mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain heartened by the stories of neighbors helping one another.  Communities working together to stay safe is what will get us through this crisis, and we are here for you.



*State Unemployment Links

North Carolina

To file a UI claim online:  https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment

To file a claim by telephone number:  1-888-737-0259


South Carolina

To file a UI claim online:  https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/apply-for-benefits/claims-process

To file a claim by telephone number:  1-800-529-8339

 

Virginia

To file a UI claim online:  http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/online-services/apply-for-unemployment-benefits

To file a claim by telephone number:  1-866-832-2363

 

Mississippi

To file a UI claim online:  https://www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/

To file a claim by telephone number:  1-888-844-3577

 

3.19.2020

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the current unprecedented events in our world. We understand that the current state of affairs creates fear and uncertainties and that no one is exempt from this crisis. Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have put necessary precautions in place to help prevent the spread of disease in our apartment communities.

The situation is constantly changing and local, state, and national governments are taking action to aid individuals who are unable to work during this time. As details of these packages become available, we will do our best to provide resource information to any resident who has been unable to work and is concerned about their ability to pay rent. We are working to develop flexible payment solutions for those directly impacted by COVID-19 and will have details available before April 1st. If you are impacted, please continue to keep your Community Manager updated on your individual situation.

If you need immediate help with basic needs, please call the United Way’s helpline at 211.

Again, we recognize that these are unsettling times and we want you to know that your well-being is our priority.



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