Posted on 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.
Posted on 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.
Posted on July 11, 2018
Richmond Biz Sense covered the ongoing renovation at New Clay House. The project will nearly double the number of units in the building and involve much-needed improvements to each unit.
Posted on July 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!
Posted on July 3, 2018
Erica Holmes, the Programs Manager at Virginia Supportive Housing was inducted into the Virginia Housing Alliance Top 40 Network at the awards ceremony in June 2018! Over the past seven years, she has served the homeless population in various capacities, working both Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing as tools to assist her clients. She is currently the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors (VAHC) Board President, a past Instructor with Nonprofit Learning Point, a board member for Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth (STORY), the CACH CoC Board as the Chair of the Coordinated Entry Committee, and an independent Medicaid Provider for The Department of Medical Assistance Services for the State of Virginia. Prior to her employment with Virginia Supportive Housing, Erica has more than 10 years in property management both in public housing and other affordable housing communities. Ms. Holmes holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services Program Administration from Post University and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Strayer University. When she is not providing service to homeless populations, she is caring for her three children.