Homelessness

Since 1984, Virginia Beach has been committed to ending homelessness through a tapestry of faith, City and nonprofit organizations working together. The department provides funding to several organizations and has partnered with neighboring cities on regional housing projects for the homeless. We also coordinate the BEACH (Bringing an End to All City Homelessness) Community Partnership, a collaboration between the faith community, non-profit providers, and local government, whose mission is to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Virginia Beach.

How to Get Help if You are Experiencing Homelessness or a Housing Crisis

If you are homeless or in danger of losing your home, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932 (for Virginia Relay TTY service, dial 7-1-1). The hotline is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What happens when I call the hotline?
Callers are screened and may be referred to various community resources in Virginia Beach. Additional screening may be needed for housing and shelter programs, depending on your situation.

Does the calling the hotline guarantee that I'll receive a shelter bed or other assistance?
No. Shelter, housing assistance, and other resources are prioritized for the most vulnerable families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in Virginia Beach.

Where can I find food, clothing, and other assistance?
Many local organizations provide homeless support services. This Pocket Pal provides list and schedule of various community resources in Virginia Beach and throughout Hampton Roads. It can be printed (PDF document, 8.5" x 11") and folded down to pocket size.