Virginia Homeless Solutions Program
The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program program is designed first to divert households from homelessness by exploring other resources a household might have before issuing financial assistance – and second to offer other assistance such as budgeting. The CoC has developed policies and procedures for the VHSP regarding Centralized Housing Intake, shelter operations, the homeless prevention program, and rapid re-housing.
Eligible VHSP providers include units of local governments, nonprofits, planning district commissions, and public housing authorities that are active participants of a CoC and/or Balance of State local planning group. Eligible activities for VHSP are outreach, emergency shelter operations, rapid re-housing, targeted prevention, centralized/coordinated assessment systems, CoC planning, HMIS, administration, and HOPWA assistance.