Through this partnership, BEACH seeks to better address homelessness through enhanced cooperation and communication, coordinated service delivery, resource development and new strategies. Below is a list of projects and activities we're currently involved in:

Strategic Plan to End Homelessness
The Strategic Plan to End Homelessness is intended to represent the vision of the entire Virginia Beach community to end homelessness. It is the collective work of the BEACH Community Partnership, private citizens, city government, and numerous faith-based, nonprofit and private organizations. 

Housing Resource Center
The Housing Resource Center is part of our community's plan to do a better job of ending homelessness and to:
  • Expand services being offered at the Lighthouse Center to include families
  • Provide new shelter and permanent housing options that reduce and shorten homelessness
  • Consolidate essential social services into a "one-stop-shop:" central reception, assessment center, and critical services to help prevent and end homelessness
BEACH is working with the Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation and other stakeholders to determine what services will be offered.

Continuum of Care​​​​​​

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program assists families and individuals (including unaccompanied youth) experiencing homelessness and provides the services needed to help them move into transitional and permanent housing with the goal of long-term stability. Each year, more than $1.6 million is granted through the CoC ​to Virginia Beach agencies that provide housing and supportive services to the homeless.

The grant application process is coordinated by the BEACH​ CoC Committee. Every year, the Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation submits the CoC application for funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Virginia Beach.

Notice of Funding Availability (FY 2017 CoC Program Competition)

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the fiscal year 2017 funds in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition was released on July 14, 2017. The Virginia Beach CoC is announcing the availability of new project funds in an effort to determine the level of interest in applying for funding through the competition. 

Service providers wishing to apply for funding available through the CoC FY 2017 NOFA must email a Statement of Interest by Aug. 18, 2017 to Tiffany Stradford, Homeless Program Coordinator with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, at tstradfo@vbgov.com.

Interested agencies and providers are encouraged to refer to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), FY2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for application and project guidelines. 

For more information about the CoC Program, contact Tiffany Stradford at tstradfo@vbgov.com.

Virginia Beach Data Dashboard Report: data reported by member agencies to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)