Housing is the first step in building stronger children, families and communities. We end homelessness by giving families access to housing and the support they need to remain housed.
St. Joseph’s Villa and The Improvement Association are the Rent & Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) providers for the Crater Area.
If you reside in:
Flagler Housing & Homeless Services provides rapid re-housing assistance to homeless families, single individuals, youth and veterans in Greater Richmond and the Tri-Cities. Rapid re-housing helps homeless households obtain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible and provides supportive services as needed. These 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. After housing is obtained, case managers can more easily address the factors that led to the family’s homelessness.
Households receive short-term financial assistance and case management as needed.
Please call 804-716-8178 to speak with a Villa staff member or leave a message for more information. All calls will be returned.
If you are homeless or will lose housing in the next three days, and live in the Greater Richmond area, please call:
HOUSING CRISIS LINE
Flagler has launched an Instagram account dedicated to sharing supportive resource for youth who have lost or are at risk of losing housing. Follow us! @flagler.stjosephsvilla
Our HRC office serves as the coordinated point of entry for households experiencing a housing crisis in the Tri-Cities area, providing referral and community resources, 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. Callers are strongly encouraged to leave a message with contact information. All calls will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.
Hollybrook is a HUD Section 8 apartment community exclusively designed for adults with physical disabilities and seniors age 62 and up. 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.
UPDATE (Tuesday, September 8): St. Joseph's Villa has begun reopening the campus to students and clients only, in phases. We have welcomed back Dooley School and Sarah Dooley Center for