In February, the city contracted with local firm Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects for the formal design of the Housing Resource Center to be located at 104 N. Witchduck Road. The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation worked with city agencies, service providers, the faith community and other stakeholders to determine the types of facilities to be offered at the Housing Resource Center. This process included design charrettes on May 6 to 9.
A Housing Resource Center is part of our community plan to do a better job of ending homelessness and to:
- Meet federal requirements
- Expand services being offered at the Lighthouse Center to include families
- Provide a central assessment center with more capability
- Provide new shelter or housing options that reduce and shorten homelessness
Starting today, interested citizens can provide their thoughts about the proposed design for the Housing Resource Center at www.vbgov.com/virtualtownhall. This Virtual Town Hall forum will close on June 23 at 5 p.m.
In June 2012, the City Council authorized the purchase of the site at 104 N. Witchduck Road as a possible location for a Housing Resource Center. Part of that site was needed for the Witchduck Road widening project. Funding for the design phase of the Housing Resource Center was approved as part of the city’s 2013-14 budget.
For more information, please contact Karen Prochilo, housing development administrator, at (757) 385-5803, or visit www.vbgov.com/housing-resource-center.