Other Rental Housing Assistance

Housing and Neighborhood Preservation provides and supports a variety of resources to help people obtain, keep and maintain housing. However, the department neither owns nor operates any housing itself.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rental Security/Utility Deposit Program
To assist low income households to secure decent, safe and affordable housing by providing funding for the security and/or utility deposits for a rental housing unit approved by the Rental Housing division. For the purpose of this program, an individual is considered a household. Assistance is provided based on the availability of funding , and is provided one time only to eligible households. Please call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932 to begin the referral process.

Optional Relocation Program
To reduce the effect of financial hardships suffered by low or moderate-income tenants or owner occupants who are temporarily or permanently displaced from their housing unit by Code Enforcement or other city agency action due to unsafe and or hazardous living conditions. Assistance is provided based on the availability of funding and is provided one time only to eligible households. Please call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932 to begin the referral process.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program
To assist low income homeless families and/or those in imminent danger of becoming homeless to secure decent, safe and affordable housing by providing funding for vouchers to be utilized for rental housing units approved by the Rental Housing division. Initial voucher assistance is for twelve months and may be renewed one time for up to an additional twelve months subject to the availability of funding. Please call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline​ at (757) 227-5932.

State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP)
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has created a State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) to serve families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Settlement Agreement population who want to live in their own housing. The program is designed to provide rental assistance to single person families that meet the program eligibility criteria so they have the means to lease private market rental housing that meets their needs.  DBHDS refers all participants in this program to Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation. Individuals have the opportunity to choose where they live, who they live with, and who supports them. Services and supports will be provided through sources separate from their housing, including Medicaid Waiver-funded home and community based services, natural supports, privately paid supports, and other community resources.
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