Contact Us

900 E. Broad Street, 5th Floor

Richmond, VA  23219 USA

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Offices Closed on City Holidays)


Scheduling and Speaking Requests:

Cynthia Osborne

Phone: (804) 646-1649


Homelessness Advisory Council

This special Advisory Council was created to provide advice to the Mayor and City Council about issues related to the homeless services system in the Richmond community. The Advisory Council has thirty (30) days to review information and create a list of recommendations. The list of recommendations is the expected deliverable. 
The Advisory Council will be asked to absorb a great deal of information about a complex, multilayered social issue. Hopefully, the work product of the Advisory Council will help the Mayor, the City Council, local media and the general public clarify the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders, set appropriate expectations regarding capacity and resource allocations, resolve outstanding service delivery issues, and neutralize misinformation. The framework for this work will be the Strategic Plan to End Homelessness approved by City Council.

Click here to read the Strategic Plan to End Homelessness.




Reverend Dwylene Butler

Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Katie Chlan

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Annette Cousins

Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond

Christine Elwell

Greater Richmond Regional Collaborative

Scott Firestine

Richmond Public Library

Tracey Hardney-Scott

Richmond NAACP

Bonita Hogue

VCU Health, Department of Care Coordination

Natasha Contreras

Waymakers Foundation

Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch

Richmond City Council

Nadine Marsh-Carter

Children's Home Society of Virginia

Ricky Martin

Fitness Warriors, Community Advocate

Zakia McKensey

NationZ Foundation

Nury Mojica

Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation

Councilwoman Ellen Robertson

Richmond City Council

Michael Rogers


Diana Thomas


Timika Vincent

Wealth Building Solutions

Dr. Alex Wagaman

VCU School of Social Work

Thomas Washington

Richmond Public Schools

Charles Willis

Community Advocate




City Department

Traci J. Deshazor

DCAO of Human Services

Maggie Anderson

Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office

Petula Burks

Office of Strategic Communications

& Civic Engagement

Dianne Wilmore

Human Services

Patty Parks

Human Services

Lynda Sharp-Anderson

Social Services


Homelessness Advisory Council Meetings