Housing Development

Housing Resources

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Emergency Housing Hotline

The first call to make when you're facing an emergency housing crisis. The Hotline will connect you to resources to help your specific situation.

Local: (757) 587-4202;

James City, Williamsburg, or out of area: 1 (866) 750-4431

Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP)

Access to your community’s homeless crisis response system can be attained via the primary contact number. Click the directory or the link to the interactive map below and find your locality.

Crisis Assistance Directory

Crisis Assistance Directory Map

Tenant and Landlord Resources

CONTACT:

Elizabeth Spach

tenantlandlordinfo@dhcd.virginia.gov

Tenants and landlords have legal protections under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA). The VRLTA applies to most residential rental properties in Virginia.

As a renter, there are certain rights and responsibilities that come with renting a home in Virginia. A summary of these right and responsibilities can be found by clicking on the Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities link. For more detailed information on the rights and responsibilities, please refer to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant handbook. The handbook provides further information on the rental process.

Before signing a lease, prospective tenants should read and understand the terms of the contract. Consulting a lawyer or the landlord for clarification of the rental agreement is advisable.

Starting July 1, 2020, all landlords must offer the Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities to any prospective tenant. Both the landlord and tenant must sign a form at the end of the statement acknowledging that the tenant has received from the landlord the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. The written rental agreement will be effective on the date that the form is signed by both parties. Landlords must provide a copy of the signed Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities and a copy of the written rental agreement within one month of the effective date of the rental agreement.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against in a housing transaction, contact the Virginia Fair Housing Office www.dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing or Virginia Relay 7-1-1. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VIRGINIA RENT RELIEF PROGRAM (RRP).

STATEMENT OF TENANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE VIRGINIA RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT AS OF JULY 1, 2021

STATEMENT OF TENANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE VIRGINIA RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT AS OF JULY 1, 2021 (SPANISH)

STATEMENT OF TENANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED HOME LOT RENTAL ACT AS OF JULY 1, 2021

STATEMENT OF TENANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED HOME LOT RENTAL ACT AS OF JULY 1, 2021 (SPANISH)

Shelters

PORT Shelter Program, LINK, Inc. (Winter Shelter Program) 

10413 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA

757-595-1953

Rotating shelter sites from November to March. Information on shelter sites and transportation available on website). No referral needed. Shelter times are from 6 PM until 6 AM. Sleep on mat on floor, dinner and breakfast served, and no shower services. In the morning clients are taken to Four Oaks Day Centre. 

 

Avalon Center for Women and Children
P.O. Box 1079
Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-258-5022
Helpline:
757-258-5051
 

H.E.L.P. House 
317 Rip Rap Road
Hampton, VA 23669
757-850-8956
Residence
757-723-2996
H.E.L.P. is a non-profit organization that ministers to the dignity and needs of the people in the Hampton Roads community by providing assistance in the areas of housing, food, assistance and health and dental care.

 

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center
1053 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-491-2846
Serves single men and women but will take small families. Call for space availability.

 

Menchville House 
P.O. Box 22687
Newport News, VA 23609
757-833-5980
Email

 

Peninsula Rescue Mission
3700 Huntington Ave.
Newport News, VA
757-380-6909
Single men only.

Salvation Army Rehabilitation  Center 
5524 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-499-0032
Serves single men. Recover-based program. Work in exchange for room and board.

 

Transitions 
P.O. Box 561
Hampton, VA 23669
Hotline:
757-723-7774
Serves women and women with children that are experiencing domestic violence. Will take homeless women and children if room is available. Referrals made through the hotline.

 

Union Mission
130 Brook Ave.
Norfolk, VA
757-627-8686
Single men and women.