If you need shelter in the Richmond area, contact
Shelter Diversion Line: (804)972-0813
The Shelter Diversion Line facilitates access to resources and shelter alternatives for those who are three days or less away from losing their housing. This line is also available for those already experiencing homelessness.
Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.They are located at 511 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220 804.648.4177
The best way to find programs and resources available in the community is to contact Virginia 2-1-1. Visit 211Virginia to find service information online, or call 211 toll-free from anywhere in the state. Get the Street Sheet (English) for a quick reference to services in the Richmond area.
Mortgage and/or Foreclosure
Visit the Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force website for information and resources.
Visit Virginia Housing Development Authority for more information about affordable housing resources.
Help Us Connect With Those Sleeping Outdoors
Are you concerned about someone sleeping outdoors? Outreach and support services are available for people living on the streets and in other public places? Please help us to assist people who are sleeping in places not meant for human habitation (such as cars, parks, woods, sidewalks, abandoned buildings) by letting us know where they are located. Our region's outreach team will attempt to make contact with the individual.