Homeless Emergency Program
Provides grants to avoid homelessness, to prevent eviction and to obtain permanent housing. Eligibility: families, elderly and handicapped individuals. There are currently no funds available under this program. Please check this page often as information will be posted when funds become available.
Permanent Supportive Housing for the Single Homeless (Homeless referral System - Candace) Permanent supportive housing provides residents with on-site services that are appropriate to their needs and situations. Gosnold Apartments in Norfolk, Cloverleaf Apartments in Virginia Beach, and South Bay Apartments in Portsmouth, each provide 60 units of housing for formerly homeless single adults. A fourth project is being developed in Chesapeake, which will provide an additional 60 units of housing for this population.
Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) (update Candace) provides permanent supportive housing in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartment complexes. These efficiency apartments are designed to house a single individual who needs a moderate level of support services to be successful in housing.
Community Alternatives Management Group (CAMG) provides permanent housing in congregate settings (townhomes and single family homes) for people who are homeless and have disabilities. Many of their clients receive case management services through the Department of Human Services MH/SA program. Call at 468-7000, 863 Glenrock Road, Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC) operates an apartment complex that includes units to house the chronically homeless in permanent supportive housing. The application process can be found on their website.
Housing First (Under Development): Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, in partnership with Human Services PATH Outreach MH/SA, has secured six vouchers to house chronically homeless single adults in a housing first project at scattered site rental units throughout the city. Referrals will be made through PATH MH/SA.
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Provides rental housing vouchers to 25 veterans to help them obtain affordable rental housing. Participants pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income towards rent; the difference in rent is subsidized through the program. Thirty-five vouchers have already been issued through the program. With the addition of these funds, the city will be able to help a total of 60 homeless veterans in Virginia Beach to obtain housing. The Hampton Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is now taking applications for the new vouchers. Call 722-9961.
Samaritan House provides transitional housing for up to two years. Call Samaritan House at 631-0710 or at 430-2120 for the 24 hour crisis hotline.
CAMG provides transitional housing for homeless families and single adults. Call at 468-7000, 863 Glenrock Road, Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23502.
PIN Ministry provides transitional housing for families. Call 962-3567.
Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans
Vetshouse, Inc. operates four housing units providing limited-term housing for homeless veterans. Contact at 724-8614; fax to 424-6492 (must call ahead); P.O. Box 23466, Virginia Beach, VA 23466.
Under Development: JCOC is currently constructing an apartment complex that will include transitional units for homeless veterans providing 16 beds for up to 24 months of housing for participants.
Winter Shelter Program (Operates October-April)
Provides emergency shelter during in various community churches for the homeless through Volunteers of America. Eligibility: Individuals who meet the behavioral requirements of the shelter program operator. Participants are picked up and dropped off at designated sites. Shelter and an evening meal are provided. Contact at 437-4911; 810 18th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Shelter (Year Round)
Seton Youth Shelters provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 9 – 18. This program serves runaway/homeless youth and youth in crisis within their family, school and/or community. Seton Youth Shelters operates two shelters in Virginia Beach, one for boys and the other for girls. Contact at 751-7640; 3333-28 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
Shelter for Families and Victims of Domestic Violence
Samaritan House provides short-term emergency shelter and support services through Samaritan House in sites around Virginia Beach. Subject to space availability. Eligibility: households with children who are homeless and victims of domestic violence. Contact at 631-0710 or at 430-2120 for the 24-hour crisis hotline.
Love and Caring Ministries provides emergency shelter to single women and women with children. Contact Love and Caring Ministries at 430-4101; 2804 Salem Road, Virginia Beach VA 23456.
Permanent Rental Housing