VHA Member Spotlight: Virginia Supportive Housing

Virginia Supportive Housing’s mission is based on one simple idea: homelessness is solvable, and supportive housing is the solution.

Since 1988, Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) has developed and operated permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless adults. VSH’s evidence-based model combines affordable housing with access to voluntary, wraparound support services. The results speak for themselves: year over year, more than 95% of individuals served do not return to homelessness.

VSH serves over 1,600 people annually across fifteen apartment communities, two scattered-site programs, and the oldest and largest SSVF program in Virginia, with a geographic footprint covering Charlottesville, Greater Richmond, and South Hampton Roads.

On June 11, VSH celebrated the grand opening of their latest project, Cool Lane Commons, an 86-unit supportive housing community in Henrico County on the border of the City of Richmond. The development–VSH’s largest to date–also serves as the new administrative headquarters for the organization. VSH is currently in the pre-development phase for new projects in Albemarle, Norfolk, and Richmond.



“The work of creating supportive housing wouldn’t be possible without state and federal policies, resources, and funding made possible through Virginia Housing Alliance’s advocacy on behalf of housing organizations. Solving homelessness takes statewide collaboration and commitment, and our VHA membership demonstrates how much stronger housers are when working together.”

-Allison Bogdanovic, Executive Director of Virginia Supportive Housing




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