The city recently hosted a community conversation on homelessness. This forum was an opportunity for the city to provide information on the issue and detail our services for the homeless community, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless. Residents were able to then share their concerns and suggestions on how to address homelessness in the city. A full video of the forum is on the city’s Human Services webpage.
During the forum, participants received a document with a comprehensive list of city and partner resources and contact information. The entire packet is available on the Human Services website. The packet also includes a report from the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homeless Consortium on homelessness in our region.
The City of Newport News remains committed to finding viable solutions to the challenges related to homelessness and housing insecurity. Please take the time to watch the Community Engagement Forum video and check the webpage for updates.