Financial Opportunity Center

What is the Financial Opportunity Center + Housing Hub?

The Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) + Housing Hub, located at 806 E. High St. in downtown Charlottesville, is a welcoming, friendly place where lower-income Charlottesville residents can come get hands-on assistance in: 

  • Climbing the financial ladder 
  • Improving your housing situation 
  • Building a brighter future for you and your family! 

Core services available at the FOC include Employment Assistance, One-on-One Financial Coaching, Income Supports, Housing Navigation, and Eviction Prevention assistance.  For more details, see our informational flyer.

There are more than 100 FOCs across the country, working under the umbrella of LISC, a national community development organization.  FOCs provide their services in an integrated way to help clients reach their goals. FOC clients receiving combined services are 50% more likely to get a well-paying job than clients only receiving employment services. Combined services also double clients’ long-term job retention rate. 

The overarching mission of the Charlottesville Financial Opportunity Center + Housing Hub is to dramatically improve ease of access to financial and housing stability resources for lower-income residents of our region, and to foster greater system and resource coordination with a racial justice lens. 

FOC Orientation Sessions
Orientation sessions for the FOC will be held each Friday.

Virtual orientations via Zoom will take place on the first, third, and fifth (when applicable) Fridays of each month from 5:30–6:15pm. Click the link below to sign up for one of our upcoming Zoom sessions:

In-person orientation sessions will be on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from noon–1pm at the FOC offices at 806 E. High Street in Charlottesville. No registration is required – please feel free to drop in! Upcoming dates are Friday, March 22, at 12pm and Friday April 12 and April 26, at 12pm.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm 
Contact: Shymora Cooper, FOC Manager, at (434) 422-5483 or