If you are experiencing a housing crisis, call 757-587-4202

Anyone needing rent or mortgage assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is encouraged to review the application and gather all the needed information. 

Next either fill out the form and fax or email the form and all supporting documents, per instructions on the application, or call and give your information to an intake specialist at the 

Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 587-4202.

Callers are cautioned to be patient due to high call volume.

The ForKids Housing Crisis Hotline is the central point of contact for all persons experiencing a housing crisis throughout Southeastern Virginia.

Through the Hotline, we connect individuals in crisis to our community’s extended network of resources for assistance and to prevent them from falling into homelessness whenever possible. The Hotline also allows us to collect an enormous amount of data about the homeless population in our region; armed with more knowledge about their specific needs, we are now better equipped to help move these families towards stability.

The Hotline covers 14 cities in Southeastern Virginia. The growing call volume reflects both the level of housing instability in Hampton Roads and the Hotline's growing role as a critical connector between households and hundreds of vital community resources.

Consistent Support

During the period of July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, the ForKids Regional Housing Crisis Hotline received over 54,000 calls from nearly 27,000 households, 30% of whom were requesting emergency shelter because they had nowhere else to go.

Every year the Housing Crisis Hotline gets more and more calls...
...so ForKids helps more and more people in our community every day.

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ForKids Headquarters
4200 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 622-6400
Suffolk Regional Services Center
119 W. Constance Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 538-7872
Good Mojo Thrift Shop
2411 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-1194
(currently closed due to COVID-19)