Virginia Supportive HousingVSH’s mission is to provide permanent housingand comprehensive support services toindividuals and families who are homeless orhave disabilities in order to initiate and promotetheir journey from homelessness to greaterindependence.Founded in 1988 to serve Greater Richmond,VSH has expanded to South Hampton Roads,the Tri-Cities area, and Charlottesville.
What We Do• VSH develops and manages properties specifically for use as permanent housing.• Uses scattered site rental housing in the communityWith appropriate levels of support services to help clients stay housed—and find the support they need to succeed in other areas of life. of those we serve 98% DO NOT RETURN to homelessness.
UniqueHow We DoApproach Integrated It• Residents can stay as long as they wish, provided they meet commitments to pay rent and live within the guidelines of the property.• We provide on-site case management; counseling and coordination of services to help individuals resolve life issues, promote recovery, and manage mental health symptoms; skills training to promote life skills; and we promote community building within our housing developments.• We offer linkage to community vocational resources programs that empower residents to maintain jobs and move on to market rate housing.
Supportive Studio Apartments in RichmondNew Clay – First in Virginia (opened in 1992, serves 47 adults) South Richmond (opened in 1996, serves 39 adults)
Studio Apartment Community• Each apartment includes a full bath and kitchenette and is furnished with a bed, two chairs, table, and dresser.• Common areas include a resident lounge and computer room.• Front desks are staffed 16 hours a day with an onsite night manager.• Apartment buildings have onsite laundry facilities.
Individual Unit Individual Kitchen Staff Offices
Reception Desk Community Lounge Laundry Facilities Fitness Room
Funding for Housing Development• Development Budget – Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Local/Regional CDBG and HOME Funds – State HOME Loans – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta – Foundation Grants• Operating Budget – Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers• Support Services Budget – Local Support and Medicaid Funding
Gosnold Apartments in NorfolkBefore After (opened in 2006, serves 60 adults)
Gosnold Apartments FundingSource Amount TypeEnterprise $3,573,511 LIHTC EquityVirginia Department of $500,000 State HOME LoanHousing and CommunityDevelopmentCity of Norfolk $800,000 City General FundsCity of Virginia Beach $195,000 CDBGCity of Virginia Beach $55,000 HOMECity of Portsmouth $120,000 CDBGFoundations $400,000 PrivateVSH $15,728 Deferred Developer’s Fee Total Development Cost $5,659,239
Cloverleaf Apartments in Virginia Beach (opened in 2008, serves 60 adults) AfterBefore
Cloverleaf Apartments FundingSource Amount TypeNational Equity Fund (NEF) $3,621,616 LIHTCVirginia Housing $425,000 SPARC LoanDevelopment AuthorityVirginia Department of $500,000 State LoanHousing and CommunityDevelopmentCity of Virginia Beach $1,300,000 City General FundsCity of Norfolk $360,000 City General FundsCity of Portsmouth $60,000 CDBGCity of Chesapeake $120,000 City General FundsFoundations $415,000 Private Total Development Cost $6,801,616
South Bay Apartments in Portsmouth(opened in 2010, serves 60 adults)
South Bay Apartments Funding Source Amount TypeVirginia Community DevelopmentCorporation (VCDC) $4,500,000 LIHTC EquityVirginia Department of Housing andCommunity Development $500,000 HOME LoanCity of Norfolk $360,000 HOMECity of Virginia Beach $360,000 HOMECity of Portsmouth $208,969 HOMECity of Chesapeake $360,000 CDBG and CDBG-RFoundations $625,000 Private Total Development Cost $6,913,969
Studios at South RichmondBefore After (opened in 2011, serves 21 adults)
Studios at South Richmond Apartments Funding Source Amount Type Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) $2,158,321 LIHTC Equity Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development $500,000 HOME Loan City of Richmond $250,000 CDBG Henrico County $250,000 HOME Chesterfield County $250,000 CDBG Foundations $100,100 Private Total Development Cost $3,508,421
The Crossings at Fourth and Preston in Charlottesville Before(set to open in March 2012,will serve 60 adults)
The Crossings at Fourth and Preston Funding Source Amount Type Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) $4,251,200 LIHTC Equity Virginia Housing Development Authority $900,000 SPARC Loan Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development $700,000 HOME Loan Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta $600,000 Private Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission $30,000 HOME Foundations $575,100 Private Total Development Cost $7,056,300
Heron’s Landing in Chesapeake(in pre-development,will serve 60 adults)
Heron’s Landing Apartments Funding Source Amount Type Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) $4,602,000 LIHTC Equity Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development $700,000 HOME Loan Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta $955,000 Private City of Chesapeake $1,382,844 HOME City of Chesapeake $317,156 CDBG City of Portsmouth $600,000 HOME City of Virginia Beach $480,000 HOME City of Norfolk $360,000 HOME Suffolk $120,000 HOME Foundations $400,100 Private Total Development Cost $9,917,100
Permissive Zoning• South Richmond SRO & Studios at South Richmond (addition): Special Use Permit• Gosnold Apartments: Institutional• Cloverleaf Apartments: Apartment District A-12 with a Conditional Use Permit• South Bay Apartments: Special Use Permit• The Crossings at Fourth &Preston: Manufacturing/Industrial with a Special Use Permit• Heron’s Landing: Multi-Family
Regional PartnersCapitalCity of Chesapeake (Office of Housing)City of Norfolk (Office to End Homelessness)City of Portsmouth (Planning Department)City of Suffolk (Department of Planning and Community Development)City of Virginia Beach (Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation)OperationsChesapeake Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityNorfolk Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityPortsmouth Redevelopment and Housing AuthoritySuffolk Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityVirginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood PreservationServicesNorfolk Office to End HomelessnessPortsmouth Area Resource CoalitionThe Planning CouncilThe Regional Task Force to End HomelessnessLocal Continuums of Care: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach
Stories of Hope Myra Bellamy Resident of VSH Housing Development at South Richmond
Dwayne Has a New Home BeforeHoused through 1000 Homes for1000 Virginians – Richmond Campaign After