COVID-19 ‘activity’ leads to changed business operations at VB Housing Resource Center – Community News

COVID-19 ‘activity’ leads to changed business operations at VB Housing Resource Center

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Operations will be adjusted for the next 10 days at the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center following recent “positive COVID-19 activity” at the center.

The City of Virginia Beach made the announcement Tuesday, saying it was making the changes to protect the health and safety of staff, customers and the community.

The changes are in effect until December 17.

According to the city, the changes to the Housing Resource Center include:

  • The HRC will be closed to visitors.
  • Triage and screening for homeless services are closed to walk-ins. The employees conduct telephone assessments and referrals.
  • Day shifts and the Health Center are closed.
  • The Department of Human Services (DHS) on the HRC (3rd floor) will monitor the operational status of the facility. The DHS presence at the HRC will continue to serve our community’s needs, but an appointment is required until December 17. Call 757-385-2539 to make an appointment.
  • The Homeless Outreach team continues to engage with unprotected individuals across the city and connect them to community resources.
  • Winter Shelter Check-in: Homeless adults requiring overnight shelter must check in at PiN Ministry, 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. the HRC.

Those who are at risk of losing their housing or who are homeless should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline, (757) 227-5932, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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