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Virginia Beach seeks feedback from residents, business owners amid pandemic

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 11:52:44-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The City of Virginia Beach has created two online surveys for residents to identify critical needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia Beach residents can provide input online related to housing, employments, and financial needs through April 24.

Feedback from the Resident Needs Assessment survey will allow the city to create a plan for funds that the city will recieve through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that will address housing needs, eviction and homelessness prevention, and shelter.

The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will present its draft plan on the proposed uses of Federal CARES Act funds for housing assistance during a City Council Special Session that will occur after the survey deadline. If approved, the City Council will be asked to authorize the proposed uses of funds by ordinance during the special session. An announcement will be made when the special session has been scheduled.

Virginia Beach business owners can provide input relating to issues such as workforce and service impacts online through April 24.

The survey will help focus on areas in which the City can support the business community.