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 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

 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.