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Virginia Supportive Housing celebrates grand opening of Cool Lane Commons

July 16, 2024

Richmond, Va. (June 12, 2024) — Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for Cool Lane Commons, an 86-unit supportive housing community at 1900 Cool Lane in Henrico County on the border of Richmond’s East End, on Tuesday, June 11 at 10am. The ceremony included remarks from Henrico County, the City of Richmond, and VSH leadership.

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Virginia Supportive Housing announces new Richmond supportive housing project

July 16, 2024

Richmond, Va. (February 29, 2024) — Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) announced the planned development of a fourth supportive housing community in Greater Richmond after Richmond City Council approved the site’s rezoning application on February 26.

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VSH and BHC Halt Merger Plans

September 7, 2022

On September 7, the boards of directors Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) and Better Housing Coalition (BHC) voted separately to dissolve a merger agreement they initiated in December 2021.

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Leading Virginia Affordable Housing Nonprofits Agree to Merge

December 16, 2021

On December 16, 2021, Better Housing Coalition and Virginia Supportive Housing announced they will be merging to to serve clients across the housing spectrum.

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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.

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