Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

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

The Housing Crisis Line is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. If you have to leave a message, they will contact you.