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A Home for the Holidays… Cannot Wait!

Virginia Organizing to hold Housing Resources Community Event

What: Housing Resources Community Event

When: Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m.

Where: Pearl Bailey Library, 2510 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Newport News, Va. — Virginia Organizing’s Newport News/Hampton Chapter will hold an information session on Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Pearl Bailey Library to discuss housing resources on the peninsula and how to deal with difficult housing issues, including getting the repairs needed in a rental and what to do when dealing with eviction or homelessness.

Newport News residents are well aware of the housing crisis that exists on the peninsula and are calling for more to be done to address this increasing need.

“I’m homeless,” said Marcus Williams, a new member in the Newport News/Hampton Chapter of Virginia Organizing. “Housing is well needed in the East End, now known as the Southeast Community.” 

October 10 is World Homeless Day; mid-November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week; and December 21 is National Homeless Persons’ Day. During this “holiday season,” many people are more willing to help those most vulnerable. But help cannot wait.

“Everyone should have affordable housing. We desperately and immediately need shelter on the peninsula for unhoused people,” said Tim Scott, another chapter member in Newport News.

The chapter addressed Newport News City Council on April 12 to ask for more to be done to address the housing need on the peninsula, and this community event is their next step. This housing resources community event is open to all, and those experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness are especially encouraged to attend to learn about and connect with community resources.

To interview a spokesperson for this campaign, please contact Sarah Miller at 904-557-8590 or sarahm@virginia-organizing.org.

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