Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Receives Regional Award for New Housing Resource Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

​Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is the winner of the 2018 Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC) Housing Partner: Special Project Award for the new Housing Resource Center. HRHC presented the award at a ceremony on Oct. 11 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. 

The award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment, effectiveness and innovation in meeting any type of housing-related needs through a project or specific program. Special consideration was given to nominations that address a particularly pressing affordable housing need, serve the needs of a special population (e.g. elderly, disabled and homeless), and use creative financing products and outreach to provide housing for a disadvantaged population.

The Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, located at 104 N. Witchduck Road, is a one-stop shop of services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. The center serves single homeless adults and families, including those with mobility issues, youth, veterans and members of the LGBT community. The new 62,000 square-foot facility features a singles shelter, short-term family housing, permanent housing, day services, Human Services, dining hall and learning facility. The integration of these services and resources in one facility makes it the first of its kind in South Hampton Roads. For more information about the Housing Resource Center, visit www.vbgov.com/housing-resource-center.

The HRHC is a voluntary association of governmental, private and nonprofit organizations committed to improving affordable housing opportunities in Hampton Roads. Participants include city and county governments, redevelopment and housing authorities, nonprofit housing and emergency shelter providers, mortgage lenders, REALTOR® and builders associations, and a variety of other groups interested in affordable housing issues.

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