March 7, 2023

Online Survey to Help Identify Housing Needs in Virginia Beach Available Through March 22

Public Input Will Help Inform City’s Housing Study

​Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is collaborating with the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech to conduct a housing study for Virginia Beach. In November 2022, the City Council approved an ordinance to fund an updated housing study and report, which was previously completed in 2016. The study will include VCHR's analysis of the current housing market and the identification of strategies to address the housing needs in Virginia Beach.

Eight public meetings were held in January – February where attendees participated in small group discussions to share housing-related needs and issues within the city. For those who were unable to attend one of the public meetings, an online survey is available at to provide another opportunity for the public to share input on:

  • Housing-related challenges they have experienced or observed
  • Resources that would address these issues
  • What "affordable housing" means to them

The online survey will be open until 11:59 p.m. on March 22.

Public input during this phase of the housing study will be used to test VCHR's analysis, add depth to their understanding of trends or data and guide additional or more in-depth study.

A video presentation that includes the scope and timeline for the housing study and housing affordability data in Virginia Beach is provided at the beginning of the online survey.

For more information, visit or contact Sharon Shoff at 757-385-5836 or

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Karen Prochilo, Housing Development Administrator

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