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Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

IRC office hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to rise in COVID cases

Email Ballots with Screen Reader Technology Available to Charlottesville Absentee Voters with Disabilities

ADA scores a win during COVID-19!

The ADA was born in Virginia efforts for Accessibility

The Pandemic and the ADA

Governor Northam Launches Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to Assist Virginians Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

The VisitAble Database

NEW LOCAL PARTNERSHIP TO BEGIN DISBURSING COVID-19 HOUSEHOLD RELIEF FUNDS

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Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

May 19 2021

Virginia companies employing five or more workers will need to comply with the addition of “disability” as a protected characteristic to the Virginia Human Rights Act effective July 1.

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

Apr 26 2021

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/550027-the-safety-net-program-congress-forgot?fbclid=IwAR3qyOrAGOzZ3BYCb7ZgPLxURr7OIW3u-ZruKfhASL13sLk5I4UvWGztpec

Due to the neglect of the SSI program and other programs which were meant to support the disabled population, millions of people have been forced to live in abject poverty within the richest nation in the world. They must live on outdated and below poverty level checks from the government. But if they try to supplement their menial incomes, they are penalized for the effort.

IRC office hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to rise in COVID cases

Jan 14 2021

The offices of the Independence Resource Center will be continue to be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for office hours due to a surge in COVID cases in the area. Please contact IRC at info@charlottesvilleirc.org if you need to contact staff. We are experiencing technical problems with our phone message system. Thank you for your patience.

Email Ballots with Screen Reader Technology Available to Charlottesville Absentee Voters with Disabilities

Sep 30 2020

https://www.charlottesville.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=373

ADA scores a win during COVID-19!

Sep 18 2020

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/asthmatic-worker-gets-covid-related-stay-against-in-person-work

The ADA was born in Virginia efforts for Accessibility

Jul 26 2020

Kathryn A. Hayfield column: Americans with Disabilities Act born of Virginia’s struggle for equality

The Pandemic and the ADA

Jul 23 2020

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/508221-people-with-disabilities-see-huge-job-losses-will-pandemic-roll-back-ada

Governor Northam Launches Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to Assist Virginians Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

Jun 30 2020

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https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/june/headline-858911-en.html

The VisitAble Database

Apr 10 2020

The Visitable Database actively helps locations become more mobility-friendly, advertises companies who are leading the way in accessibility, and provides an easy way for those with mobility issues to explore accessibility!

NEW LOCAL PARTNERSHIP TO BEGIN DISBURSING COVID-19 HOUSEHOLD RELIEF FUNDS

Mar 27 2020

The CACF is now taking applications to assist persons in the Charlottesville area that have been adversely effected by COVID-91. Please see the link below to find details on the program.

CACF FUNDS