Key Plans and Reports


 Annual Action Plan

​Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City of Virginia Beach submit an Annual Action Plan (AAP). The plan outlines how the city will use and allocate funding under the following federal entitlement grants: 
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
  • Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS  (HOPWA) Program: The HOPWA program provides funds for the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area.

These funds have been used to support programs to address various affordable housing needs in the city, including addressing homelessness, creating affordable housing opportunities and providing home rehabilitation grants and loans for low- to moderate-income​ homeowners.

View the FY 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan


The HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Program was created under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide affordable housing, housing services and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. HOME-ARP funds can be used for four general eligible activities under the HUD HOME Program:

  • Construction or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention/Diversion Services, and Housing Counseling Assistance
  • Development of Non-Congregate Shelter

The City of Virginia Beach has been allocated $3,840,395.00 in HOME ARP funds. The city submitted an allocation plan to HUD as a substantial amendment to its FY 21-22 Annual Action Plan in order to receive funding. The plan included input from community stakeholders, the needs assessment survey of 2021 and other historical program gap analysis and data input. The HOME ARP Plan amendment must be approved by HUD prior to funds being available for expansion of existing programs.

View the HOME-ARP Amendment to the FY 21-22 Annual Action Plan (submitted to HUD, but not yet approved)

Draft Contingent 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan (AAP) Available for Review and Public Comment 

30-Day Comment Period: March 2, 2023 - April 4, 2023 

Ways to provide public comments on the draft contingenent AAP:

At the public hearing on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Municipal Center - Building 21
2408 Courthouse Drive
The public hearing location is accessible to people with disabilities. If reasonable accommodations are needed, please call 757-385-5814 or 757-385-5754 (7-1-1 Virginia Relay for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing). 

Submitted in writing to:
Ruth D. Hill,  Director
City of Virginia Beach Dept. of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation
Building 21, Room 144
2408 Courthouse Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Or by email to: Tara Ingram at

 Consolidated Strategy and Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the City to develop a Five-Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan to develop priorities for the following federal entitlement grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). The plan also provides a summary of the City's housing and community development needs, resources and strategies, and is a management tool for assessing performance and tracking results.​​

The Annual Action Plan (AAP) is based on the city’s approved FY 2020-2025 Five-Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan.

 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

​The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report​ (CAPER) provides information on the department's accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated and Strategy Plan goals.​

 Housing Study

In 2016, the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech and czb, LLC, a neighborhood planning firm, conducted the Housing Needs Assessment, Market Analysis, and Re-Investment Study for Virginia Beach. The study provided information on the city's household demographics, housing stock, homeownership and rental rates, neighborhood characteristics, and more. It also revealed trends, housing needs, and opportunities for achieving the city's goals for affordability and the preservation and enhancement of existing housing. 

VCHR final report  |  Summary presentation to City Council​ (January 2017)

Housing Study Update

In November 2022, the City Council approved an ordinance to fund an updated housing study and report, which was previously completed in 2016. The study will include VCHR’s analysis of the current housing market and the identification of strategies to address the housing needs in Virginia Beach. 

For more information about the updated housing study, click here.