Virginia Housing Solutions Program

The Virginia Housing 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.

2018-2020 (FY19 Year 1) Virginia Housing Solutions Program Application Materials and Information

FY19 Greater Richmond CoC Collaborative Application FINAL

GRCOC FY19 VHSP Budget Request FINAL

GRCoC FY19 Budget Request revised 

Virginia Homeless and Special Needs Housing Funding Guidelines 2018 – 2020

Homeless and Special Needs Housing Application Instructions for Virginia Housing Solutions Program (VHSP) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDs Funding

Targeted Prevention Notice

VHSP FY19 Project Application Instructions

VHSP FY19 Grantee Certifications and Assurances

VHSP FY19 Project Budget Template

GRCoC FY19 VHSP Process Timeline

GRCoC Appeals Process

Coodinated Entry Project Application

Outreach Project Application

RRH Project Application

Shelter Project Application

Targeted Prevention Project Application


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