HOMELESS INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Since 2000, Quin Rivers’ Homeless Intervention Program (HIP) has offered time limited financial assistance (through grants and no-interest loans) to eligible households who are homeless or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless due to an unavoidable crisis situation.
We officially serve 14 localities, but will help those in need outside those boundaries. To be eligible for the program, applicants in permanent housing must be in danger of losing their housing. Applicants in temporary housing or without housing must be in need of a security deposit and/or rental assistance to secure permanent housing. HIP recipients must:
A housing counselor, together with the approved applicant, develops short-term goals which are monitored during the course of assistance. Participants may be required to attend budgeting classes and credit counseling.
If you do not meet HIP eligibility requirements, Quin Rivers’ Financial Services team may be of assistance. Click here (link them to QR’s Financial Services page)
Prescreening by phone is the first step in applying for HIP assistance. Prescreening interviews are conducted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The number to call to be prescreened is 540-368-2484.
For services in the Counties of Charles City, Essex, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland, contact Susan Johnson.
For services in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford, and Spotsylvania, contact Tess Harris.
Inquiries from outside the above localities, please call the Housing Counselor closest to your location.