Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce HUD Funding for Emergency Shelter Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced that federal funding has been awarded to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters in West Virginia.

Rahall Announces Funding for Veteran Homeless Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded funding to prevent veteran homelessness in West Virginia.

Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation to Protect Property Rights of Virginia Citizens

RICHMOND - July 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed four pieces of legislation to protect the property rights of Virginia citizens. HB5 (R. Bell) and its companion SB240 (Obenshain) provide for a referendum for a constitutional amendment to protect private property rights on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot. HB1035 (Joannou) and SB437 (Obenshain) provide clear definitions for the terms "lost profits" and "lost access" and how to determine the amount of just compensation.

Volunteer Hydration Outreach to the Homeless Wraps Up Two Weeks of Neighbors Helping Neighbors...

July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Norfolk sends a huge thank you to the non-profit groups, partner organizations, faith communities, Community Emergency Response Team members, City departments, and other volunteers who have been neighbors helping neighbors these last two weeks during this hot and humid stretch of weather. As a community we have had cooling stations, shelters opening their doors, services providing water and cool air in their lobbies, libraries offering a cool respite, recreation facilities providing water activities, and a variety of folks checking in on their neighbors and clients

Virginia announces new public-private partnership to reduce homelessness for children and their families

December 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A State and federal initiative will help communities improve the availability of affordable housing for children and their families experiencing homelessness by increasing the provision of rapid re-housing. Rapid re-housing is a proven solution to homelessness for children and their families. It permanently ends homelessness and is often more cost-efficient than current programs.

LOCAL EVENT LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH GOVERNOR McDONNELL’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW PUBLIC –...

City, VA - December 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has partnered with the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and the National Alliance to End Homelessness in a new initiative aimed at meeting the Governor’s goal of reducing homelessness by 15 percent for children and their families in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the Commonwealth. The new initiative, sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation, was announced in conjunction with the Governor’s Housing Conference.

NEW PUBLIC – PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS FOR VIRGINIA’S CHILDREN

Richmond, VA - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has partnered with the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and the National Alliance to End Homelessness in a new initiative sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation aimed at meeting the Commonwealth's goal of reducing homelessness by 15 percent for children and their families in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Virginia.

Volunteer to help at the Freedom Marathon Event on the Office to End Homelessness...

Norfolk, VA - October 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office to End Homelessness's Volunteer Team is focusing our participation on race day, Sunday November 13. Many spots are open, but volunteers who can serve as Course Marshalls early Sunday morning (5 a.m.) are urgently needed. When you register, please type in "Office to End Homelessness" in the "Why do you want to volunteer" box.

Run on the Norfolk Office to End Homelessness’s Freedom Marathon Team

Norfolk, VA - October 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Run in the Inaugural 1/2 Marathon or Run/Walk the Wounded Warrior and Family Fun 5K on Sunday, Nov. 13 in downtown Norfolk. When registering, indicate you are "running for a cause" and select: City of Norfolk Office to End Homelessness<

Norfolk to Hold 11th Annual Project Homeless Connect

September 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Norfolk Office to End Homelessness is holding its 11th Annual Project Homeless Connect Wednesday, September 14, 2001 at Scope Arena. The event brings together local homeless service agencies and organizations to provide “one-stop” access to much-needed resources for more than 600 expected participants. The event features medical providers, housing agencies, employment agencies, and benefit specialists. Participants receive donated goods as well as services.

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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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New Poll Shows Virginians Strongly Favor Policies that Make Housing More...

The Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide network of housing advocates spearheaded by the Virginia Housing Alliance and the Virginia Poverty Law Center working to elevate housing issues for the 2017 elections, revealed the results of a statewide public opinion survey on housing and energy efficiency issues conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University