Permanent Supportive Housing Communities: VSH develops, owns, manages, and provides supportive services in new/adaptive reuse housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Currently, VSH manages 463 units of supportive housing in Richmond (163 units), Hampton Roads (240 units), and Charlottesville (60 units) for those experiencing homelessness. VSH provides onsite supportive services for all residents who need and request them, including case management, counseling and skills training, community- building, financial literacy education, and employment assistance. While the services VSH offers are varied, the goals are the same: improving economic self-sufficiency and housing stability and promoting mental health and substance abuse recovery.
Permanent Supportive Scattered-Site Housing: In addition to its housing developments, VSH also manages scattered-site housing programs that provide homeless individuals and families with varying levels of supportive services in privately owned apartments. The Shelter Plus Care program provides subsidies to private landlords together with services provided by partner agencies for 130 households. A Place To Start (APTS) provides permanent housing and intensive support services to 70 individuals in Richmond experiencing chronic homelessness and a severe and persistent mental illness. HomeLink in Richmond (80 units) and Housing First in Hampton Roads (84 units) provide scattered-site apartments and supportive services for chronically homeless single adults with disabilities.
The Veterans Program: The VSH Veterans Program helps veteran families in the Richmond, Petersburg, Tri-cities, Charlottesville and surrounding areas address housing barrier issues in order to secure and maintain permanent housing. The program provides prevention funds for veterans at risk of homelessness and rapid rehousing services for veterans who become homeless. In addition, the program provides short-term, intensive case management to link individuals and families to benefits and provides temporary financial assistance that supports the costs of achieving housing stability.