At Shenandoah LGBTQ Center, we believe every individual deserves a safe, stable place to call home. Virginia laws now protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, which affirms your right to live without discrimination or harassment from property owners and neighbors.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA (HOME) tackles systemically divisive housing practices through fair housing enforcement, research, advocacy, and statewide policy work. They also aid first-time homebuyers and those under the threat of foreclosure. Check out their page on SOGIE protections.
Valley Homeless Connection serves Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Augusta County, Rockbridge County & Highland County. They offer regional shelter, services & resources, regional coordination and referrals, diversion, housing support & needs based assistance.
If you are currently experiencing homelessness, click here to fill out an intake form.
Shenandoah LGBTQ Center in partnership with Valley Community Services Board has received a grant to create two Hope Houses (Staunton and Waynesboro) for young people ages 18-24 who are not living with their parents or guardians. Working together, we will provide rapid rehousing, rent assistance, and optional wraparound services to help these young people develop the skills they need to thrive.
Currently, we estimate that we will open for referrals on June 1, 2021. Stay tuned! Email us for more information.