Housing Options

​Citizens who are homeless or at risk of losing their home should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Applications for the housing options listed below must be obtained through our coordinated intake/assessment process. Please call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline​ at (757) 227-5932 for more information.

Permanent Supportive Housing for the Single Homeless

Permanent supportive housing provides residents with on-site services that are appropriate to their needs and situations. Gosnold Apartments in Norfo​lk, Cloverleaf Apartments and Crescent Square Apartments in Virginia Beach, South Bay Apartments in Portsmouth and Heron's Landing in Chesapeake provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless single adults. 
Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH)  
provides permanent supportive housing in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartment complexes. These efficiency apartments are designed to house a single individual who needs a moderate level of support services to be successful in housing. 
Community Alternatives Management Group (CAMG) provides permanent housing in congregate settings (townhomes and single family homes) for people who are homeless and have disabilities.  Many of their clients receive case management services through the Department of Human Services MH/SA program.
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC) operates an apartment complex that includes units to house the chronically homeless in permanent supportive housing.
ACCESS AIDS provides permanent supportive housing to literally homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS. Clients receive case management and counseling.
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Provides rental housing vouchers to veterans to help them obtain affordable rental housing. Participants pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income towards rent; the difference in rent is subsidized through the program.

 Transitional Housing

Provides temporary low cost housing for previously homeless households with children and singles. Services include case management and other supportive resources to assist the households in ending their episode of homelessness.

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) provides transition housing to homeless families and singles.

CAMG provides transitional housing for homeless families and single adults. 
PIN Ministry provides transitional housing for families. Call (757) 962-3567.

Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans

Vetshouse, Inc. operates four housing units providing limited-term housing for homeless veterans. Contact at 724-8614; fax to 424-6492 (must call ahead); P.O. Box 23466, Virginia Beach, VA 23466.


Winter Shelter Program (Operates October-April)
Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city's Winter Shelter program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach.

Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter need to check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 5 and 7 p.m. each night. Shelter space is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Each individual is allowed to bring one bag that is able to fit underneath their seat on the bus or on their lap. Participants are dropped off at the Lighthouse Center each morning at 6:30 a.m.

Participating faith organizations rotate weekly until April to provide overnight shelter and meals. Some organizations may also provide additional support and resources, such as toiletries, clothing and medical care.

The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, under​ a contract with the Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter program and provides participants with transportation from the Lighthouse Center to the faith organizations.

For more information, call the Lighthouse center at (757) 385-5160.​

Shelter (Year Round)

Judeo-Christian Outreach, Inc. (JCOC) provides shelter for single adult men and women.

Seton Youth Shelters provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 9 – 17.  This program serves runaway/homeless youth and youth in crisis within their family, school and/or community. Seton Youth Shelters operates two shelters in Virginia Beach, one for boys and the other for girls. Contact at (757) ​498-4357; 101 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Suite 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. 
Shelter for Families and Victims of Domestic Violence
Samaritan House provides short-term emergency shelter and support services through Samaritan House in sites around Virginia Beach. Subject to space availability. Eligibility: households with children who are homeless and victims of domestic violence. Contact at (757) 631-0710 or at (757) 430-2120 for the 24-hour crisis hotline.
Love and Caring Ministries provides emergency shelter to single women and women with children. Contact Love and Caring Ministries at (757) 430-4101; 2804 Salem Road, Virginia Beach VA 23456.
Permanent Rental Housing
Provides low cost rental housing at scattered sites throughout Virginia Beach. Eligibility: households who meet income requirements. Contact the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) at (757) 463-9516; 2400 Potters Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
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