Crescent Square receives ULI Vision Award

Posted on December 7, 2016

Our newest community, Crescent Square, in Virginia Beach, received the Innovative Deal of the Year award from Urban Land Institute Virginia (ULI Virginia). ULI Virginia announced the award at its 2016 Vision Awards ceremony on December 1, 2016, in Glen Allen, VA. The program celebrates projects that advance the ULI Virginia’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

We completed construction in April 2016. Today, Crescent Square is home to 80 formerly homeless and low-income individuals from the South Hampton Roads region.  “It’s exciting to be recognized for a project that we are so proud of and one that helps so many people,” said Julie Anderson, VSH’s Senior Housing Development Officer.

Crescent Square is among a prestigious group of award recipients that include Virginia Capital Trail for Best Overall and Best Community Impact, Quirk Hotel for Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse, and another Virginia Beach development, 25th Street, for Mixed Use Development for Best Public / Private Partnership.

Crescent Square is VSH’s fifth development in South Hampton Roads and the second one in Virginia Beach. It’s also our first mixed-income community in Hampton Roads. The building is EarthCraft Virginia certified for energy and resource efficiency and includes photovoltaic solar panels to reduce the building’s energy load and a solar thermal hot water system to provide hot water to the building.  All appliances and windows are Energy Star rated, and all water fixtures are low flow.

“Crescent Square represents a tremendous collaboration with public and private partners who are vested in meeting the region’s demand for supportive and affordable housing,” said Allison Bogdanović, executive director of VSH. “Local officials recognize that supportive housing is a proven and cost-effective model that works, as evidenced by the fact that 97% of our clients do not return to homelessness.”

Results are in: Wards Corner 10K Race – December 3, 2016

Posted on December 6, 2016

See the results to the Wards Corner 10K here. The inaugural race, which benefit Virginia Supportive Housing, was rescheduled from October 8 to December 3, 2016. The race is a celebration of the season in Norfolk with a great run/walk through the scenic Wards Corner, Talbot Hall and Riverpoint neighborhoods.

Wards Corner 10K Race – Rescheduled to December 3, 2016

Posted on September 7, 2016

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Ward’s Corner 10K, benefitting Virginia Supportive Housing, has been rescheduled from October 8 to December 3, 2016. The race is a celebration of the season in Norfolk with a great run/walk through the scenic Wards Corner, Talbot Hall and Riverpoint neighborhoods. Please consider joining us as a runner, volunteer or sponsor. Sign up today! For more information contact 757-644-3036 or [email protected].


Governor McAuliffe Announces decrease in overall homelessness

Posted on August 25, 2016


On July 20, 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that overall homelessness in Virginia declined 10.5 percent in 2016 versus 2015. VSH has played a significant role in this achievement. Our results—more than 97% of those we serve do not return to homelessness—demonstrate that together, we are making homelessness history.

Wards Corner 10K Race – October 8, 2016

Posted on August 25, 2016


The inaugural Wards Corner 10K benefits Virginia Supportive Housing! The race is a celebration of the fall season in Norfolk with a great run/walk through the scenic Wards Corner, Talbot Hall and Riverpoint neighborhoods. There are several ways to participate:

Run, walk or volunteer:

Make a donation or fundraise in support of a runner:

Race Course: Wards Corner 10K starts and finishes on Talbot Hall Road in front of Episcopal Church of the Ascension 405 Talbot Hall Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505. 10K race starts promptly at 8 a.m.

Parking: Free parking is available.

Registration: The registration fee is; $45 until 8/15/16, $50 8/15/16-10/7/16 and $55 on race day for all 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race T shirt, custom finisher medal, great post-race party and more!

Awards: Top three overall male and female 10K run and 10K walk winners and top three male and female runners in various age categories will receive awards.

Random Giveaway: We’ll be giving away random gifts from our vendors and sponsors in a raffle at the post race party. Stick around for your chance to win.

Race Directors: Race directed and managed by; in partnership with the Greater Ward’s Corner Area Business Association.

Charity: This race will benefit Virginia Supportive Housing of Hampton Roads. The mission of Virginia Supportive Housing is to end homelessness by providing permanent housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income adults. Founded in 1988, VSH was the first non-profit organization in Virginia to develop and provide permanent supportive housing for homeless single adults. Since then, VSH continues its tradition of Making Homelessness History.

Post-Race: A post-race party will be held in the parking lot beside Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Food will be provided by local vendors and locally crafted beer from local Brewing Companies will be on tap. There will also be live music. The party continues all day throughout Wards Corner. Many restaurants and businesses will be offering specials throughout the day.

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