Seeking Solutions to Homelessness in Charlottesville


credit: LISC Chicago

With chronic homelessness in Virginia down slightly by 3 percent, residents are still confronted with panhandlers and frustrated with the persistence of the problem.

One Charlottesville nonprofit PACEM, looking for new ways to fight homelessness is experimenting with a concept called "rapid rehousing."

In a small pilot program this year, PACEM moved a handful of homeless adults into small apartments, helped pay their rent, and assisted in the transition. The idea is to get people practiced being self-sufficient, and back into homes more quickly,

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Federal Programs Related to - Transitional Housing

Programs that provide extended shelter (longer than two weeks but typically sixty days or more) for homeless people who indicate a willingness to participate in developing and implementing a case plan which has as a goal eventual independent living. Bridge Housing; Transitional Living Centers; Transitional Shelter

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.

Federal Programs Related to - Neighborhood Revitalization

Programs that encourage or provide for the renewal or rehabilitation of homes, streets, sidewalks and incidental recreational areas in residential communities that are blighted or depressed. Neighborhood Redevelopment; Residential Neighborhood Redevelopment




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