Homeless Services Center

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Current Size: 80%

Future home of the shelter for those experiencing homelessness


Project Background

The City of Harrisonburg purchased 1111 North Main Street in Harrisonburg, which is 3.68 acres with an existing 6,730-square-foot two story building built in 1910 with later additions, from the Shenandoah Presbytery. The City’s goal is to use the property to strengthen our community efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring for residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The City aims to create a permanent space for a low-barrier emergency shelter for adults, as there is not an existing space for this service in our community. It is also the wish for the building to serve as a centralized hub for area service providers as well as those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, providing people who are homeless with access to direct services without needing to obtain transportation to various provider locations around the City. The project will be approached with consideration for potential addition of other services and/or uses onto the property and/or building in the future, such as transitional housing units and/or permanent supportive housing units.

Architectural and Engineering

The City selected the architectural firm MTFA and engineering consultants 2RW and Monteverde Engineering & Design Studio to complete the design.

Community Meetings

February 3, 2023, Presentation [11.8MB] PDF | Presentation Video - YouTube

October 25, 2022, Presentation [1.3MB] PDF | Meeting Notes [190KB] PDF


For more information, please contact Amy Snider at Amy.Snider@harrisonburgva.gov.