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Virginia Beach area rental assistance.

Non-profit agencies in the Virginia Beach region can offer local families short term support to pay their rent, security deposits and related housing costs. Services are available from a number of charity organizations, government agencies, churches, and non-profits in Virginia Beach. While some locations may have direct financial assistance, others can provide referrals or help people apply for programs. If funding is no longer available, then case managers can often refer clients to other options, such as section 8 housing in Virginia or government aid.

The terms of each emergency rental assistance program are set by the agency in question. Any type of grants or cash assistance is usually offered on a first come-served basis. The focus is on people who are at risk of homelessness if they do not get help. Potential applicants need to call or stop by for information.

If you do receive rental help, most agencies in Virginia Beach will require that the family or individual also sign up for some type of case management service. So the benefits offered will almost always be time limited, and will often require the client to either get a job or attain new skills over the midterm.

Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project, Inc. (STOP) has locations in, and supports the Virginia Beach area.
Telephone number is (757) 858-1360
When a family is faced with a crisis, the community action agency STOP is an organization that may be able to help. For a short term, limited basis the center can offer shelter or housing. They do this by offering very short-term rental assistance. This can include hotel/motel costs, funds for paying first month’s rent, or even temporary mortgage help. Other homeless services may be offered too. The goal is to get a family into a more permanent, stable situation. More on rent help from STOP.

Connection Point of Virginia Beach offers homeless prevention services.
2620 Southern Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
This is the centralized screening agency for Virginia Beach Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation programs such as Optional Relocation Assistance and Rental Security Deposit (RSD). These resources are only offered upon available funding. If none is available, look into SRO project based rental vouchers for individuals who are homeless with a disability.




Housing Authority for Section 8 and Virginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation
Main address is 2424 Courthouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Call (757)385-5750
The organization provides federal government rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, relocation and security deposit assistance (for those displaced by housing code violations), and counseling. Section 8 is long term rental assistance for income based apartments. All other financial aid offered is one time only.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia and Virgina Beach offers help through the Crisis Line. There is financial help (including for rent, mortgages or housing needs). Counseling can also be used around eviction or foreclosure prevention. The main address is 5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462, however there are multiple churches that participate. Low income tenants facing eviction, or that may need emergency rent or utility help, should call (757) 587-4202 or 757-456-2366.

Samaritan House helps the homeless, women fleeing domestic violence, and tenants facing eviction. Whether it is rent help, free motel vouchers, transitional housing, or other support, assistance is offered. The main address is 2620 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Whether government grants for rent or deposits, Housing NOW with landlords, assistance is offered. Call 757-631-0710.

Little Creek Fleet and Family Support Center
1450 D Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23459
Main (757)462-7563
Runs the Military Family Support and provides services for military members and their families. Advocacy programs, relocation assistance, and other support is offered.





Virginia Beach Department Of Human Services
Location is 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Location is 520 Oaklette Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23325
Main number is (757)437-3200
Provides emergency financial assistance for rental payments. The Homeless Intervention program may also have funds for mortgages or security deposits, and all grants need to be used to avoid evictions.

Urban League of Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach
Call (757)627-0864
Offers individual housing and rental counseling to help people avoid foreclosures and evictions. Resources can assist special-needs clients and help them avoid homelessness.

Russell House
Location - 900 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23454
This is a section 8 rent subsidy apartment complex for the elderly 62 years and above. Disabled may also be able to reside there.

Main (757)306-1000
This is short term and transitional housing for veterans who are homeless. It provides housing, counseling and other resources to veterans who are homeless.

Housing grants - Assistance is available for paying back rent to stop an eviction as well as rehouse the homeless in Virginia Beach. Federal government HUD and United Way funding, which may also include loans or motel vouchers, help struggling tenants with rental and other needs. More on Virginia Beach eviction and rehousing assistance.

Directed Destinies
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Call (757)706-0888
Offers transitional housing and support for women only.

Potter’s House Urban Ministry
1709 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone - 757-428-7727
They can help the homeless obtain identification cards, offer rental and moving cost assistance, and other support.





Salvation Army-Tidewater Area Command, Hampton Roads, and Virginia Beach
Dial (757)543-8100 Ext 252
Many services are offered, including transitional housing for single women and women with children up to age 4. Residents can sign up for case management, employment and budget counseling, substance abuse counseling and more. Holiday aid, and maybe even limited funds for pay rent may be offered.

By Jon McNamara











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