Va. Beach opening housing assistance center for residents affected by Matthew

Flooding in Virginia Beach on September 22, 2016. (Photo courtesy WAVY viewer Ray Willard)
Flooding in Virginia Beach on September 22, 2016. (Photo courtesy WAVY viewer Ray Willard)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Virginia Beach will have a housing assistance center open Friday and Saturday for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The center will be set up at the Municipal Center, Building 21 at 2408 Courthouse Drive, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Walk-ins will be accepted, but you’re encouraged to make an appointment with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation (DHNP) at 757-385-5750.

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Residents of the Waypoint at Lynnhaven apartment complex who are staying in hotels will be contacted by DHNP on Friday and Saturday.

DHNP will also be in touch with those who have received hotel vouchers from the city.

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If you don’t receive a call and are concerned about your housing situation, you can call DHNP at 757-385-5750.

Residents without stable housing due to Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to go to the housing assistance center or call DHNP. Department staff, along with other agencies, will assess and identify needs, help connect residents to resources and develop a housing plan.