Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Who We Are
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) offers programs designed to aid families and individuals currently residing in shelters to become self-sufficient, and through supporting shelter providers, to ensure safety and continuous operations. If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless please contact to find support in your area.
The HPP's goal is to prevent homelessness by assisting individuals in maintaining permanent housing through financial assistance and education related to housing and financial literacy. Funds are provided to local governments and nonprofit agencies for HPP services.
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program supports housing and other services for low-income persons with AIDS or HIV, and their families. The program provides funding for rental and mortgage assistance, utility payments, resource identification, technical assistance, and other supportive services.