Implementation Plan Presentation on Nov. 26
Implementation Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Scheduled for Presentation on Nov. 26
The Implementation Committee for the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community is scheduled to present its recommended implementation plan to a joint meeting of the Housing and Community Development and Human Services committees of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Government Center. Although there will be no opportunity for the public to speak, the public is welcome to attend. This is a public meeting, not a public hearing. The Board of Supervisors will vote on the final implementation plan next year.
In February, the Board of Supervisors endorsed the strategic plan, “Blueprint for Success: Strategic Directions for the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community.” The board-appointed 95-member Implementation Committee began its work on May 1. The committee was tasked with recommending specific action steps, identifying roles and responsibilities, and developing a monitoring and evaluation process for carrying out the strategic plan.
The Implementation Committee formed three working groupsthat met during May and June to develop specific action plans in three areas:
- Preventing homelessness due to economic crisis and/or disability.
- Preserving and increasing the supply of affordable housing to prevent or remedy homelessness.
- Delivering appropriate support services to obtain and maintain stable housing.
In July, the Executive Committee of the Implementation Committee began meeting to combine the working groups’ recommendations into an integrated implementation plan. Much of this work is now completed, but the committee continues to refine the elements of the plan and to work on creating a management system for the plan implementation.
For more information about the Implementation Committee, the 10-year strategic plan or preventing and ending homelessness, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless.