Housing is the first step in building stronger children, families and communities. We prevent homelessness by giving families the skills and education that lead to self-sufficiency.


Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa has received local, state, and national recognition for ending homelessness, including:

  • National Champion of Change Award, presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (2016).
  • Virginia Housing Award for Best Housing Program in the state, presented at the Governor’s Housing Conference (2015).  Read about the award in Governor Terry McAuliffe’s press release.
  • National Innovative Practices Award, presented by the Council on Accreditation (2013).

Rapid Re-Housing Services

Flagler Housing & Homeless Services provides rapid re-housing assistance to homeless families of all compositions. Rapid re-housing helps homeless families and individuals obtain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible with integrated support services based on need. Such services include: case management; linking families to community resources; employment training; budgeting assistance; and education around tenant responsibilities.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, rapid re-housing reduces the length of time people remain in homeless shelters in addition to associated public and personal costs.

Rapid re-housing sees high success rates because it solves a homeless family’s most urgent and basic need first: housing stability. After housing is obtained, case managers can more easily address the factors that led to the family’s homelessness.

Households receive financial assistance and case management as needed. All families must register at the Homeless Point of Entry for referrals.

Please call 804-553-3258 to speak with a Villa staff member or leave a message for more information.  All calls will be returned.

Homeless Point of Entry for Greater Richmond
511 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-648-4177
Fax: 804-648-4931
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Housing Resource Center in Petersburg

We are the central point of entry for households experiencing a housing crisis in the Tri-Cities area, providing homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services.

Families and individuals who are homeless or facing a housing crisis in the Tri-Cities area can call the Housing Resource Center in Petersburg at 804-722-1181 to make an appointment. Calls will be returned and appointments scheduled in the order in which they were received.

Please note: Due to high demand, services are by appointment only. The office cannot provide walk-in assistance.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Offered through the Veterans Administration in collaboration with Virginia Supportive Housing, our SSVF Case Manager helps homeless veteran families in the Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities regions obtain housing and address the issues that may have contributed to their homelessness. Veteran families in the Richmond or Petersburg can call 804-874-2596.

Hollybrook Apartments

Hollybrook is a HUD Section 8 apartment community exclusively designed for adults with physical disabilities and seniors age 62 and up. Many of our residents opt to “age in place” here.  When Hollybrook opened, it was the first of its kind.

The community consists of 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments, and is located on the south side of the Villa campus at the intersection of Brook Road and Villa Park Drive.

Hollybrook is managed by Community Housing Partners. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list.  Please call 804-553-3283 for more information.