HJ751: Commending the Williamsburg Health Foundation.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 751

Offered February 2, 2021
Commending the Williamsburg Health Foundation.
Patrons-- Mullin; Senator: Norment

WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Health Foundation, a leading public health organization in the Greater Williamsburg area, announced a $1 million grant in 2020 to provide eviction relief to residents in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, recognizing the vital connection between health and housing, the Williamsburg Health Foundation will provide funding to the City of Williamsburg and the Counties of James City and York to help ensure that their citizens remain safe and well during this historic public health crisis; and

WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Health Foundation will distribute its funding proportionately to the three localities to be used for emergency rental payments for qualifying low-income to moderate-income households; and

WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Health Foundation’s eviction relief initiative will lead many residents to reach out to the human services department in their locality, which in turn will help them connect with various other beneficial programs and services; and

WHEREAS, the generosity of the Williamsburg Health Foundation is an inspiration to all Virginians and a reminder of why the Commonwealth is a wonderful place to live, work, and play; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Williamsburg Health Foundation for providing $1 million in eviction relief support to the citizens of the City of Williamsburg and the Counties of James City and York; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Carol L. Sale, president and chief executive officer of the Williamsburg Health Foundation, as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the organization’s contributions to the Commonwealth.