VBCDC Virginia Beach Transitional Housing

2400 Potters Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

757-463-9516 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
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 services: Child Care Transportation Education/Training Assistance Health/Dental Assistance Utility Assistance Emergency Food Assistance Housing Start-up 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.

Website: http://www.vbcdc.org/transistional-housing.asp

Helpful Definitions For VBCDC Virginia Beach Transitional Housing:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

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