South Bay Housing in Portsmouth, Virginia

South Bay Apartments features 60 supportive studio apartments for formerly homeless single adults in Portsmouth, Virginia. Constructed by CHP Construction, each of the apartments has approximately 380 square feet and includes a bed, dresser, table, chair, kitchenette, and full bathroom. Six of the units are completely accessible. The roof sports a 28.29kW photovoltaic array and the entire development is built to green standards. Amenities include laundry facilities, computer labs and a walking trail

The localities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake provided funding and rental subsidies, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority donated the land. Additional funding sources included the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, loans from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Housing Development Authority, and grants from private foundations. Total development costs were approximately $6.9 million.

Tenants pay 30% of their income as rent, with a minimum rent payment of $50 per month. Support services are available to help tenants remaining in permanent housing; increasing their skills and income and achieving greater self-determination.

Green Features

  • Solar electricity
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Roof and Walls
  • Metal studs in the interior
  • MCT flooring
  • Low-VOC paint
  • ENERGY STAR® windows and appliances
  • Composite material window frames

Estimated Economic Impact

  • Value of construction, excluding land: $4,571,425
  • Local business income: $562,163
  • Local wages and salaries: $2,394,892
  • Local income from construction: $2,957,056
  • Taxes and fees from construction: $350,309
  • Local jobs created: 36

Owner: Virginia Supportive Housing
Architect: Kroskin Design Group, PC
General Contractor: Community Housing Partners (CHP)
Completion Date: 2010



Click on address for directions:
1600 South Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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