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 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

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