Housing The Homeless


JCOC oversees the only year round shelter in Virginia Beach for single adults experiencing homelessness. The shelter is based in the City of Virginia Beach’s Housing Resource Center (HRC) located at 104 N. Witchduck Road. It houses 87 men and women. Housing Support Specialists work with clients to obtain permanent housing and employment.

JCOC works closely with rehabilitation services including Virginia Beach Detox Center, Mental Health Services, and The Veterans Administration Medical Center.

If you need shelter, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline: (757) 227-5932


JCOC works with area landlords to secure affordable housing options for homeless men and women. Clients receive home based case management for up to two years. Financial subsidies are given on a case-by-case basis.


  • Rapid Rehousing (RR) is funded through grants from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and Virginia Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • RR has helped participants find permanent housing since its establishment in April 2014.
  • RR’s goal is to reduce someone’s time in homelessness by quickly securing permanent housing and minimize their return to homelessness.
  • Housing Stabilization Case Managers recruit area landlord’s in establishing affordable housing throughout  Hampton Roads.
  • In-Home Case Management services include budgeting, financial literacy and employment assistance.
  • Each person is given 1:1 case management.

Program Provides:

  • Financial assistance
  • Rental subsidy
  • Security deposit
  • Utilities arrearage assistance
  • Moving costs

Case Managers Provide:

  • Identify affordable housing
  • Maintain relationship with landlords
  • Negotiate rental amounts
  • Client advocacy
  • Meet with clients in their permanent housing
  • Provide financial literacy
  • Create monthly budget
  • Promote self-sufficiency
  • Help locate/ advocate for necessary resources

For program information or to learn how to become a landlord partner, contact:

(757) 491-2846



In 2011, we opened a three-story apartment building in Virginia Beach.

The building is designed to provide a safe environment with individually assigned case managers, on-site house management, and optimal peer support to prevent the possibility of anyone falling through the cracks.

Veterans Transitional Housing: Sixteen veterans live in the apartment building. Rent is 30 percent of their income. Individuals stay for up to one year, receive case management services, work on their permanent housing plan, and are linked to VA services.

Permanent Supportive Housing: Eight chronically homeless and disabled clients pay 30 percent of their income to receive permanent housing. Case management is provided.