Every action in our lives
touches on some chord that will vibrate in
~ Edwin Hubbel
Since April of 1988, VBCDC has provided an innovative Transitional
Housing Program for homeless families and individuals. This program
is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Supportive Housing Program. The City of Virginia Beach Department
of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation also supports this program
with the Community Development Block Grant Funds and Emergency
Shelter Grant funds.
The Transitional Housing Program is not simply an affordable
housing program. This program provides both affordable housing
and support services to homeless families and individuals for
up to two years. The Program is designed to provide homeless
families and individuals with the opportunity to achieve independence
and self-sufficiency. VBCDC staff assists the participants in
the program in developing a goal plan with specific steps to
take in order to achieve their goals.
In addition to goal planning, VBCDC provides an array of support
services to the families and individuals in this program. It
also works in conjunction with local agencies to provide a comprehensive
approach to helping residents maintain employment, increase their
skills and income, and obtain permanent housing.
Participants in the program are eligible for the following
Emergency Food Assistance
These services assist the homeless family in becoming more independent
and self sufficient. Case managers work with the family
in assessing needs and in developing and monitoring goal plans.
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