Housing Specialists

How to Connect with a Rapid Rehousing Program

Rapid rehousing is designed to quickly re-house individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing targeted and limited financial assistance, case management, and supportive services.

Service Area: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond

What are the benefits to housing partners? Rent and security deposit assurances; reduced advertising costs; guaranteed tenants for vacant units; comprehensive case management support for tenants and landlords; tenants that may have the ability to access limited financial assistance; prompt response to landlord concerns by partnering with agency case managers; monthly home visits for tenant; and tenants that may receive financial, credit, and/or employment trainings, and other helpful resources, prior to and during their leasing term.

What about fair housing? It is not a violation of fair housing laws to have a relaxed set of criteria for our program participants, since program eligibility is not based on membership in a protected class. It actually furthers fair housing by removing housing barriers for homeless individuals and families, and expanding housing opportunities for families with children, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and veterans.

Who do I contact? Email community@homewardva.org and we will connect you with the housing specialists in our area working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

What agencies are providing rapid rehousing?

Organization Service Area Population Served Contact Information
Hanover Safe Place Across the region Individuals and families fleeing domestic violence or homeless 804.752.2728
Housing Families First (formerly Hilliard House) Across the region Families with minor children experiencing homelessness Toni Jackson
804.236.5800 x26
HomeAgain Across the region Men, veterans, and families staying in one of their shelters Anne Jones
St. Joseph’s Villa Across the region Individuals and families Briggitte Cordes


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