News and Events
Virginia Supportive Housing is a CORES-certified organization!March 19, 2019
Virginia Supportive Housing is now a CORES-certified organization!
“The Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES) Certification recognizes organizations that have developed a robust commitment, capacity, and competency in providing resident services coordination in affordable rental housing.” (quote from the CORES website)
CORES is rooted in best practices, which is in alignment with VSH’s commitment to serving our residents. VSH utilizes a housing first, person-centered, recovery-based model of supportive services to ensure our residents are receiving wrap-around care that supports their housing stability. The CORES certification reinforces our mission to provide the highest quality services to our residents with emphasis on resident engagement and program evaluation. We are proud to be the first Virginia-based organization to receive CORES certification.Read full press release
City of Virginia Beach asked VSH to manage supportive housing at the new Housing Resource Center!August 16, 2018
Virginia Beach is opening its new Housing Resource Center on Witchduck Rd, and they have partnered with Virginia Supportive Housing in order to provide 30 studio apartments to individuals in need. The Housing Resource Center will bring together the combined efforts of Virginia Supportive Housing, Samaritan House, the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Southeastern Virginia Health System, the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation.
See the full news brief here.Read full press release
New Clay House featured in Richmond Biz SenseJuly 11, 2018
Richmond Biz Sense wrote an article on our New Clay House renovation. You can find it here.
Local Basketball Star Saved by Program like VSHJuly 11, 2018
A local basketball star, Ronnie Valentine of Norfolk Virginia, was found living in a program very similar to Virginia Supportive Housing in Miami, FL. His story is amazing, and the hope he found is worth reading! Check out the full article here.
Virginia Supportive Housing 2018 Board of DirectorsMay 4, 2018
Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors: Pamela Goggins – President, Sharon Nusbaum – Vice President, John Finn, Jr. – Secretary, James Banta- Immediate Past President, Nathalia D. Artus, Keith Conley, Andrew Heatwole, Anne Thomas Hines, Jack Horn, James Mellendick, Sharon Payne, and Jason Snook, PhD.
The agency, founded in 1988, turns 30 this year. VSH was the first nonprofit in Virginia to develop and provide permanent supportive housing for single adults experiencing homelessness. It has grown from one supportive housing community in Richmond to 16 owned and operated buildings and more than 600 apartment units in Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Charlottesville. VSH serves more than 1,500 people each year in Central Virginia, the South Hampton Roads region, and Charlottesville.