Housing and Neighborhood Preservation and the homelessness coalition, BEACH Community Partnership, collaborated to develop updated recommendations to address homelessness since the previous plan was adopted in 2017 (Focused Action Plan initiative 2.14).

The updated strategic plan, Community of One: All In, builds upon the momentum of the progress since the previous plan. 

New goals and strategies were created with intention to model best practices; respond to the feedback from service partners, program participants and concerned community members; and alleviate the city’s current and emerging challenges head-on.

Community of One: All In Goals

  • Goal 1: Create safe and healthy neighborhoods for all Virginia Beach residents by reducing the impact of unsheltered homelessness.
  • Goal 2: Increase system capacity in Virginia Beach to adequately address the primary causes of homelessness.
  • Goal 3: Preserve and increase prevention and permanent housing programs to meet the demands of households who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Virginia Beach.