Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Governor McAuliffe Announces 10.5 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth declined 10.5 percent in 2016 versus 2015, with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period. In addition, more than $14.7 million was recently awarded in Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) grants to combat homelessness in Virginia. The new preliminary numbers originate from annual point in time data collected by local Continuum of Care groups across Virginia in January each year and compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

KAINE PRAISES SENATE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN HOUSING REFORM BILL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, bipartisan housing legislation that would enact broadly supported federal housing reforms. The bill includes provisions from the Family Unification, Preservation and Modernization Act, a bill Kaine introduced late last year to prevent youth homelessness, keep children and families together and meet the needs of youth transitioning out of foster care.

SENS. WARNER & KAINE ANNOUNCE $160,000 IN FUNDING TO RELIEVE VETERAN HOMELESSNESS IN HAMPTON

As we head into Independence Day weekend, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (V-A) will award $166,336 to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing.

WARNER & KAINE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $736,000 TO RELIEVE VETERANS’ HOMELESSNESS IN VIRGINIA

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding $736,284 to Virginia housing authorities and local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing.

WARNER & KAINE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $23 MILLION TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS IN VIRGINIA

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that over $23 million will be awarded to promote ending homelessness in Virginia though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

Communities throughout Virginia have made vast improvements in their homelessness response and housing assistance systems. By using evidenced-based tools for triaging the needs of identified veterans, making both rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing resources available, as well as incorporating the principles of Housing First throughout the entire spectrum of housing assistance for a veteran, these systems have been streamlined to help a veteran experiencing homelessness to quickly secure permanent housing.

Volunteers Needed for Jan. 29 “Point-in-Time” Count

As the sun sets on Wednesday, Jan. 29, teams of surveyors will be hitting the streets, parks and wooded areas in Arlington to count the homeless. The effort is part of the annual Point-in-Time Count, now in its 14

Governor McDonnell To Propose New Funding to Help Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Homelessness in...

RICHMOND - December 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that his upcoming biennial budget will contain considerable new funding to support Virginia's ongoing, successful, homelessness reduction and prevention efforts. The governor will call for over $9.5 million in additional funding for the Virginia Housing Trust Fund, the Rapid Re-Housing Program, and efforts to further enhance data collection.

Arlington Emergency Winter Shelter to Open Nov. 1

ARLINGTON, Va. - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Arlington’s Emergency Winter Shelter will open for the 2013-2014 season on Friday, November 1 and remain open through March 31, 2014. This is the final winter season that the County plans to operate this shelter before replacing it with a Homeless Services Center, scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

Hampton Council denies hotel conversion to shelter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- City Council voted 5-0 to deny a permit that would allow the former Arrow Inn to become a homeless shelter for up to 120 people, both veterans and families.

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Arlington County Board Approves Redevelopment of Former Bob Peck Site

Ballston project incorporates office buildings, affordable housing, ground-floor retail, townhouses ARLINGTON, Va.– The Arlington County Board today approved a mixed-use project for the last unplanned...

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Warner Presses Federal Agencies on Patch Management in Wake of WannaCry

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, wrote to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, asking what steps the federal government has taken to ensure that federal IT and contractor systems have installed critical security updates to defend against the WannaCry ransomware that has attacked and disabled hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries since Friday.