The Hampton Roads Community Foundation has approved funding for a study of the homeless services system in Virginia Beach, including regional components and connections of that system.
“The foundation approached the city with the idea of conducting and funding this study,” said Andrew M. Friedman, city director of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation. “At the same time, the city was considering doing its own study to ensure that the many parts of the system are working effectively together, and especially to achieve compliance with new federal requirements. We are grateful for the foundation’s contribution to the city and look forward to working together on learning how we can better serve the homeless population and those at risk.”
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the city will jointly select a consultant to perform the study and will appoint an advisory committee of key stakeholders to guide the conduct of the study. The study is expected to begin this fall and be completed by late winter. Opportunities for public and stakeholder input will be available during the process.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is the largest grant and scholarship provider in southeastern Virginia. As a public charity, it has more than $240 million in assets and is the oldest community foundation in Virginia. During the past six decades, the foundation has awarded more than $164 million in grants and scholarships. For more information about the foundation, visit www.hamptonroadscf.org.
For more information about the joint effort on the study, contact Andrew M. Friedman at (757) 385-5752 or Christine R. Morris with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation at (757) 622-7951.