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New Apartment Community Helps End Homelessness in Norfolk
By Adia White / January 11, 2018
 
Resident Kevin Moseley is "very grateful" to be living at Church Street Station Studios.

Kevin Moseley of Norfolk used to be a drug addict living on the streets of downtown Norfolk. Today, he is drug-free and has an apartment to call his own. 

Church Street Station Studios is a new, 80-unit apartment community in Norfolk that provides permanent housing to formerly homeless people and those needing affordable housing. It is one of six communities in Hampton Roads developed by Virginia Supportive Housing, a nonprofit organization offering affordable housing opportunities and support services to more than 1,500 people in Hampton Roads, Central Virginia and Charlottesville.

Each studio apartment at Church Street Station Studios is approximately 350 square feet and comes fully furnished. Since most new residents have very few possessions, VSH gives each person a start-up kit that includes bedding, dishes, silverware, a shower curtain and other essentials. Residents sign a yearly lease and pay rent according to what they can afford – as little as $50 per month. 

 
(From L to R) VSH executive director Allison Bogdanovic, Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander, VSH board chair Pam Goggins and resident Kevin Moseley cut the ribbon to official open Church Street Station Studios in Norfolk.

A grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation helped fund Church Street Station Studios and previous grants have funded other VSH housing communities in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Western Tidewater. 

Since 1988, VSH has helped homeless adults reclaim their lives. More than 95% of VSH residents do no return to homelessness.

 

 

 



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