Tuesday, December 6, 2022

If you have ideas for programs to help ‘prevent and end homelessness in Virginia Beach,’ you might want to know this

(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

VIRGINIA BEACH — VB Home Now, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in the city, is accepting grant applications for projects that assist families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis.

The foundation is seeking proposals for innovative, collaborative and sustainable programs that contribute to the city’s homeless service system, officials said in a news release.

The application package and instructions can be found here.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Grant recipients will be chosen in November by the VB Home Now board of directors and awarded in December.

VB Home Now is a nonprofit foundation that supports and enhances the community system of services, programs and facilities to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring in Virginia Beach, officials said.

The foundation is leading the fundraising campaign to support the work at the Housing Resource Center and address key needs in the community.

Last year, VB Home Now awarded $25,000 in grants to three local organizations to provide weekend meals to homeless students; assist tenants living in permanent supportive housing with expenses for medication, transportation and living essentials; and integrate a fitness and nutrition program into day services at the Housing Resource Center, according to officials.

For more information about VB Home Now and the grant application process, contact Erin Walker, resource development coordinator, at 757-385-5760 or ewalker@vbgov.com.

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