National Alliance to End Homelessness Releases Fairfax-Falls Church Community Snapshot

April 4, 2011  

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) has recognized the Fairfax-Falls Church community by highlighting its progress toward ending homelessness in a community snapshot. The report was released today.

“It is an honor that NAEH has chosen to highlight our community's progress toward ending homelessness as they work with hundreds of communities nationally," says Dean Klein, director of the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness. "This recognition will support the momentum and energy within our community as we continue to decrease the number of children, families and single adults who are homeless or at risk of falling into homelessness." 

Since the implementation of the Fairfax-Falls Church 10-Year Plan, homelessness has decreased more than 14 percent. Some of the key highlights from the past year include:

  • The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program helped close to 900 people received the services and supports they needed to prevent or end their homelessness.
  • Of the 3,076 people who were literally homeless, 482 were able to secure permanent housing.
  • A Housing Options Committee was established to lead the community’s efforts to create 2,650 new affordable housing units for persons who are literally homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Fairfax-Falls Church community’s approach to preventing and ending homelessness is predicated on doing so in partnership with a broad coalition of nonprofits, faith-based communities, businesses, government agencies and individuals. This past year, many organizations including Google, Northrop Grumman, Target and Freddie Mac Foundation, helped raise awareness and donated time, talents and funds. Here is how you can get involved:

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