Housing and Neighborhood Preservation to Hold Public Meeting on Homeless Campus Proposal on Dec. 5

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is seeking public input regarding a homeless services campus for Virginia Beach. The department will hold a public meeting to discuss and design the planning process for developing the homeless campus proposal on Monday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beach Fellowship Church, 1817 General Booth Blvd. To attend, contact Natalie Anderson at (757) 385-5814 or nanderso@vbgov.com.

A homeless services campus would consolidate complementary services in one location. Potential services could include emergency shelter, long-term housing, city offices, vocational training and educational programs. The department will hold meetings to discuss the composition and design of the campus itself in early 2012.

On Nov. 1, city staff recommended to the City Council the development of a homeless services campus facility in Virginia Beach, and was instructed to develop a proposal for the council’s review. The presentation, “Our City, Our Homeless, Our Shared Responsibility – Moving Our Community Forward to Address Homelessness,” includes more information about the campus model and can be found online at www.vbgov.com/housing.

For more information, contact Sharon Prescott at (757) 385-5803.