Project Hope

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Project Hope - Virginia provides assistance for children experiencing homelessness in Radford City, including children living in local shelters. For assistance or more information, contact Jamie Little, Project Hope Coordinator/McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Liaison for Radford City Schools - 540-731-3647; [email protected].

HOMELESS HOTLINE: 540-320-7028 

 For more resources, access the 
New River Community Services HopeHub

HopeHub QR Code

The Necessities Pantry

The Necessities Pantry provides hygiene and cleaning supplies to those in need in the City of Radford. The Pantry will be held monthly at the Presbyterian Church of Radford, 201 4th Street. Due to COVID-19, the Necessities Pantry will work as a drive-thru.   Items available include: cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, baby care supplies, and feminine hygiene products.



Parents Can Boost their Budget by
Claiming Tax Credits and Refunds

Many people don't get their tax refund because they didn't file a federal tax return. Some people choose not to file a tax return because they didn't earn enough money to be required to file. Generally, they won't receive a failure to file penalty if they are owed a refund - but they won't receive their refund either.

A refund isn't the only money people might be missing out on when they don't file. If they're eligible for tax credits, like the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit, they're leaving that money on the table as well.

The child tax credit
The child tax credit helps families with qualifying children get a tax break. People may be able to claim the credit even if they don't normally file a tax return.

Taxpayers qualify for the full amount of the 2021 child tax credit for each qualifying child if they meet all eligibility factors and their annual income isn't more than:

  • $150,000 if they're married and filing a joint return, or if they're filing as a qualifying widow or widower.

  • $112,500 if they're filing as a head of household.

  • $75,000 if they're a single filer or are married and filing a separate return.

The earned income tax credit
The earned income tax credit helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If someone qualifies, they can use the credit to reduce the taxes they owe - and maybe increase their refund.

Low- to moderate-income workers with qualifying children may be eligible to claim the earned income tax credit if certain qualifying rules apply to them. People may qualify for the EITC even if they can't claim children on their tax return. Visit to learn how to claim the EITC without a qualifying child.

People who qualify for the EITC, may also qualify for other tax credits, including: