Key Plans and Reports

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 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 Five-Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan and FY 2020-2021 AAP here.

Draft Contingent FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Available for Review and Public Comment

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments on its draft Annual Action Plan for the 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). The plan outlines how the department will use and allocate more than $4.7 million in funding under the following federal entitlement grants: 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): $2 million
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME): $1 million
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): $175,000
  • Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) Program: $2.17 million

These funds are used to support programs to create affordable housing opportunities, address homelessness and provide home rehabilitation grants and loans for low- to moderate-income homeowners.

Draft Plan: The draft contingent FY 21-22 AAP can be viewed here.

Public Comment Period: May 4 - June 2, 2021

How to Submit Comments:

  • Attend virtual public hearing on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5 p.m.  *Members of the public who wish to attend and make comments virtually should contact Tara Ingram at (757) 385-5814 or tingram@vbgov.com prior to the hearing. The virtual public hearing is accessible to the disabled. 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). 
  • Submit comments in writing to:
    Andrew Friedman, Director
    Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation
    Building 21 - Room 144
    2408 Courthouse Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
City Council will be asked to authorize the submission of the AAP to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by ordinance. For questions, contact Cindy Walters at (757) 385-5754.

 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 on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated and Strategy Plan goals.​

 Housing Study

In 2017, 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. Results from the study are being used to guide city policy and funding for housing and neighborhood preservation programs.

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

Virginia Beach Housing & Population Conditions as of 2019

In March 2021, staff completed an update to the VCHR housing study, using 2019 data. View the updated report here.
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