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.
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