The goal of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant is to reduce homelessness in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Homeless Reduction Grant comprises up to 20 percent of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. Grant contracts are awarded through a competitive application process to projects coordinated with their Continuum of Care (CoC)/Balance of State Local Planning Group (LPG) strategies and are a part of an effective emergency crisis response system to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring. Eligible projects include rapid re-housing for literally homeless households, innovative projects for unaccompanied homeless youth or older adults experiencing homelessness, and rental assistance and stabilization services for chronically homeless households residing in permanent supportive housing.
For additional information on the overall conditions and progress made related to the administration of the State’s homeless programs, please see the following report: Virginia’s Homeless Programs 2017-18 Program Year Report.