Housing Solutions for LGBTQ Young Adults
Rural LGBTQ+ youth face myriad challenges as they come of age in their families and communities. Hope House provides connection to rapid rehousing and rental assistance for young adults ages 18-24 who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness. Ensuring housing stability for these youth is an important first step in helping them navigate their independence.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants are unaccompanied youth ages 18-24, not living with a parent or guardian, who are experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness. This includes "couch surfing" with friends or relatives. Efforts will be made to find them space in congregant shelter while awaiting a permanent placement. Applicants will reside in Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, Rockbridge County, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bath County or Highland County.
The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center provides case management as well as optional life skills programming to help youth learn to work with landlords and employers, take good care of their health, navigate personal relationships, and develop a resilient support network.
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - Housing Trust Fund (DHCD)
Valley Community Services Board (VCSB)
Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta & Waynesboro (CAPSAW)