During a joint inspection on February 8, 2024, of the Seabreeze Apartments, a Project-Based
Section 8 Complex, under HUD & USDA Rural Development located at 201 Washington Ave.,
Cape Charles; HUD and Town officials found significant safety concerns in 11 of the 28 units
that prompted the Town Building Official to declare them unsafe and uninhabitable. This
required the immediate dislocation of 11 adults and 8 children.
The Town immediately began close coordination with representatives from HUD, the ANPDC
Regional Housing Authority, and the complex’s management company, to help facilitate the
housing and transportation needs of these displaced tenants. All tenants were temporarily placed
in local hotels the evening of February 8 th and can stay there while efforts continue to help secure
them longer-term housing.
The remaining 7 occupied units in the apartment complex are unaffected, and those tenants should
not experience any further disruption. The matter of addressing the uninhabitable units will be
taken up between the owners, USDA, and the management company in the coming weeks. The
Town will continue to monitor the situation and assist as needed.