Roanoke County Department of Social Services to offer citizens financial assistance through CARES Act



ROANOKE County, Va. (WFXR) – Starting on Monday, July 13, the Roanoke County Department of Social Services will offer residents short term financial assistance courtesy of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act.

Those who reside in Roanoke County, the City of Salem and the Town of Vinton may apply to aid in paying expenses directly related to a loss of income from the COVID-19 health emergency.

Funds will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for bills not paid as of March 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020. Items the assistance includes, but are not limited to:

  • Unpaid utilities
  • Unpaid car payments and unpaid car insurance
  • Unmet child care
  • Unpaid medical expenses

Total Action for Progress (TAP) will also offer assistance for rent or mortgage payments.

For detailed information and to download an application for assistance, click here.

Applications can also be picked up at the Department of Social Services located at 220 East Main Street in Salem. The drive-thru window is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The lobby is open between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Residents may also call the department at (540) 387-6087.

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