Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP)
The purpose of VHSP is to provide temporary rental or mortgage assistance and supportive services related to housing and financial literacy issues for individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis and being evicted to try to remain housed.
This program also assists individuals and families residing in shelters or on the street to be rapidly rehoused.
The program may provide individuals with:
- Housing counseling
- Security deposit assistance
- Short-term rental assistance
This program is available to James City County, City of Williamsburg and Upper York County residents. Individuals in housing crisis need to call the Housing Crisis Hotline to complete the intake process - referrals and resources will be suggested.
Housing Crisis Hotlines
- 866-750-4431 (toll free) for:
James City County, Williamsburg and areas other than listed below
- 757-587-4202 (local) for:
Hampton, Newport News, York, Poquoson, Southside and Western Tidewater
This program is a federally funded rent-subsidy program that provides ongoing rental assistance to qualified lower-income families or individuals.
Participants lease privately owned single-family homes, town homes, apartments, and manufactured homes. Eligible families or individuals must complete a preliminary application to be placed on the waiting list for assistance. At this time, our Section 8 waiting list is closed. Time and date for waiting list openings will be posted in local media outlets. If you have a voucher and want to move to James City County please see the list of apartment complexes that accept Section 8 and contact Annette Gerwitz at 757-259-5345.
Apartments that Accept Section 8
||1, 2||3301 Toano Drive, 23168||757-566-1771|
||1, 2, 3||121 Lafayette Boulevard, 23188||757-565-4710|
||2, 3||3800 Hill Grove Lane, 23188||757-258-0089|
||2||226 Burton Woods Drive, 23188||757-258-3023|
||2, 3||4906 Grand Strand Drive, 23188||757-229-9629|
|Station at Norge
||2, 3||7721 Croaker Road, 23188||757-476-6016|
The above complexes work with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), we do not keep a listing of private landlords that are willing to accept Section 8.
The Housing Unit also offers the opportunity for voucher participants to enroll in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
Rental Tax Credit
Provides state tax credits to landlords who offer rental property at reduced rates to elderly or handicapped individuals.