100,000 Homes Fairfax
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness has joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national movement to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronically homeless.
A New Approach to Helping Those Most in Need
Homelessness is an urgent problem in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. While we have generated some exciting results by rapidly moving families and individuals into housing with services, those experiencing chronic homelessness have been harder to help. The 100,000 Homes movement is designed specifically to help identify and address the needs of those who continuously struggle with finding a safe and consistent place to call home. The campaign provides concrete, innovative tools and infrastructure that will help us end homelessness in our community.
While many may think that the chronically homeless don't want to leave the streets, the reality is that the majority of chronically homeless individuals endures serious illness, and physical and mental disability on a daily basis. Outreach to this community has shown that many would like to have a home, if all they needed to do was pay rent and be a good tenant. The 100,000 Homes model provides homeless individuals with caring, individually tailored support services at each stage of their journey from homelessness to housed. As of Dec. 10, 2012, the national campaign has already housed 23,151 people, with more than 90 percent of those helped remaining stably housed.
100,000 Homes Fairfax: A Home for All
Our local campaign kicked off on Feb. 23 with Registry Week, when volunteers created a registry, by name and photograph, of everyone experiencing homelessness in our area. The personalized stories about these individuals will help us make important decisions about how to prioritize and allocate housing and support resources. This registry was a first of its kind for Fairfax, putting a real face on homelessness. Nearly 300 people are chronically homeless in our community. Through this campaign, we anticipate getting half of them (150) in housing in three years.
Please donate to help our most vulnerable and chronically homeless find a home.
Thank you for joining us during the March 4
Community Debriefing. Your efforts are making an impact!
If you were unable to attend, please see the resources below for more information.
- Presentation and photos from the 100,000 Homes Fairfax Community Debriefing
- Video highlighting Registry Week volunteers and their efforts
- Personal Stories about Registry Week (video)
- Local media coverage for 2013 Registry Week
- Photos from 2013 Registry Week
Learn More about 100,000 Homes and How You Can Help
- About Registry Week and Volunteer Opportunities
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Donate to the 100,000 Homes Fairfax Campaign
We thank our additional 100,000 Homes Fairfax partners