Request for Proposals

 Housing Opportunity Funds and Project-Based Voucher Programs

Housing Opportunity Funds (HOF) Program

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is accepting proposals for its Housing Opportunity Funds program. The program is to encourage the development of newly constructed housing units or substantial rehabilitation of existing housing units for occupancy by low- and moderate-income persons and families, or apartment units for homeless individuals. Federal HOME and CDBG funds may be awarded to eligible projects based on the extent to which they achieve the City's goals. There is no set amount that may be awarded in total or to any particular project.

Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is accepting applications for project-based vouchers under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Any vouchers awarded will not be available until March 2023, at the earliest. The program is to encourage the development of newly constructed housing units or substantial rehabilitation of existing housing units for occupancy by low-income persons and families, or apartment units for homeless individuals. Vouchers may be applied for together with Housing Opportunity funds, or on their own.

Neither this notice nor the acceptance of any application shall imply a funding obligation to any applicant. The City reserves the right to approve or reject any and all applications on such basis as it deems to be in its best interest and to waive irregularities or informalities in the proposal process.

Application Package

  • View Instructions (PDF)
  • Appendix A - Fillable Application (Word): Applicants are required to complete the fillable application. Click on the link to download the Word file and choose Save or Save As to save it to your computer.
  • Appendix B - Financial Worksheet: All applicants are required to provide the completed spreadsheet form in Appendix B – Financial Worksheet. Please contact Sharon Shoff at sshoff@vbgov.com or (757) 385-5836 to receive the required financial worksheet (Excel file).
  • Appendix C - PBV Checklist: Please contact Sharon Shoff at sshoff@vbgov.com or (757) 385-5836 to receive PBV checklist (Excel file).
  • Applications are also available at Housing & Neighborhood Preservation's office, 2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18A, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Deadline:

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.  

Completed applications may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation
Attn: Sharon Shoff
2424 Courthouse Drive
Building 18A
Virginia Beach, VA  23456

Or, by email to: sshoff@vbgov.com

For more information about the scope of the application, contact: 

Sharon Shoff, Housing Finance Coordinator, at (757) 385-5836 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing)

​Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and Section 504 program accessibility requirements. The Department complies with the Fair Housing Act and provides reasonable accommodations and modifications to persons with disabilities. Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, elderliness, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or source of funds in admission or access to its programs.​ The City of Virginia Beach is an equal opportunity employer.

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