Virginia Beach Seeks Public Input on Housing Needs in the City

Input Will Guide Five-Year Strategy and Priorities for City’s Housing Programs

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is developing its 2020-2025 Consolidated Strategy and Plan for the department's federally-funded programs to create affordable housing opportunities, address homelessness and provide home rehabilitation assistance for low- to moderate-income households. Public input is needed to help identify critical housing and neighborhood preservation needs and issues in Virginia Beach. Residents can provide feedback online at www.publicinput.com/VBHousingNeeds through Jan. 24. Responses will be used to guide the strategy and priorities for the city's housing programs over the next five years.

The department will also hold a public hearing where residents can provide input on housing needs on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Building 21, 2408 Courthouse Drive.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the City to develop a Five-Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan to develop priorities for the following federal entitlement grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). The plan also provides a summary of the City's housing and community development needs, resources and strategies, and is a management tool for assessing performance and tracking results.

For more information on the Consolidated Strategy and Plan, please contact Cindy Walters, development officer, at (757) 385-5754 or visit www.vbgov.com/CSP.

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