Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled Aug. 23

Open House Tours Scheduled Aug. 20 - 21

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation invites the public to join the city and its faith and nonprofit partners to celebrate the completion of the Housing Resource Center at the building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. The new center, located at the corner of N. Witchduck Road and Southern Boulevard, will begin delivering services to the public in mid-September.

The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature guided tours and remarks from Mayor Louis R. Jones and other community leaders. Guests are asked to park at the Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland St. Shuttle transportation will be available. To attend, please RSVP at www.HRCdedication.eventbrite.com​ or (757) 385-6334.​

Open House Tours

​For citizens who are unable to join the celebration on Aug. 23, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is offering open house tours on the following dates:​

  • Monday, Aug. 20 – First tour starts at 10 a.m. Last tour starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 20 – First tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Last tour starts 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 – First tour starts at 10 a.m. Last tour starts 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 – First tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Last tour starts 7 p.m.​

Tours will depart every 10 minutes. Each tour will last approximately one hour. A limited number of spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for an open house tour, visit www.vbgov.com/housing-resource-center or call (757) 385-6334.

“The Housing Resource Center is a testament to the city’s long-standing commitment to address homelessness in Virginia Beach,” said Mayor Jones. “Through the new facility, our community will be able to better focus and coordinate all their good work to lift people from homelessness, and give them a real opportunity to put down roots of their own.”

“For more than 30 years, our community of city, faith and nonprofit organizations has committed to addressing homelessness in Virginia Beach together,” said Andrew Friedman, director of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation. “We will not only be celebrating the completion of this one-of-a-kind facility, but also a renewed commitment and enhanced community effort to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.”

About the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center
​The Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center is a one-stop shop of services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. Located at 104 N. Witchduck Road, the new 62,000 square-foot, LEED-certified facility features:

  • Singles shelter: 49 singles shelter beds
  • Short-term family housing: 10 motel-style units (40 beds)
  • Permanent housing: 29 one-bedroom efficiency apartments
  • Day services: Laundry, showers and housing support
  • Virginia Beach Human Services offices
  • Health clinic
  • Dining hall
  • Learning facility

The integration of shelter, housing, health clinic, cafeteria, learning facility, supportive services and community resources in one facility makes the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center the first of its kind in South Hampton Roads. For more information, visit www.vbgov.com/housing-resource-center.

If you are homeless or at imminent risk of losing your housing, please call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with the City of Virginia Beach homeless services system.

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