Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) is a state- and federally-funded program to support Continuum of Care (CoC) strategies and homeless service and prevention programs that align with the following goals:

  • To reduce the number of individuals/households who become homeless,
  • To shorten the length of time an individual or household is homeless, and
  • To reduce the number of individuals/households that return to homelessness.


Eligible applicants include units of local governments, nonprofits, planning district commissions (PDCs)*, and public housing authorities (PHAs)*. Eligible activities for the VHSP are shelter operations, rapid re-housing, prevention, child services coordination, centralized/coordinated assessment systems, CoC planning, HMIS, administration, and HOPWA assistance.

2020-22 (FY21 Year 1) Virginia Homeless Solutions Program Application Materials and Information

The Greater Richmond Continuum of Care (GRCoC) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for homeless services in the Richmond region through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). DHCD released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2020-2022 Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) statewide competition on January 27, 2020. Prospective applicants should become familiar with the current opportunity's funding guidelines and application instructions:


If you are homeless or will lose housing in the next three days, call the Homeless Crisis Line at 804-972-0813.