On November 17, 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell announced a new initiative to support communities in increasing Rapid Re-housing training and capacity in an effort to reduce rates of homelessness for children and their families. The Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH), the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), in partnership with the Freddie Mac Foundation, have joined together in a public-private partnership to support communities in increasing availability of affordable housing for children and their families experiencing homelessness. This initiative is aimed to assist the Commonwealth’s goal of reducing homelessness by 15 percent for children and their families in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Virginia. Seven regional opening events have been scheduled throughout Virginia to introduce this new initiative. Two events for the Hampton Roads region are planned for December 6, 2011.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, Room 1
111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pearl Bailey Library
2510 Wickham Ave., Newport News, VA 23607
These events are sponsored by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Freddie Mac Foundation. The events are free and open to all but registration is required. Click here for more information or to register for the event.