Ending Homelessness Partner Update - September 2012


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10-Year Plan: Update

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness has now been implementing the ending homelessness 10-Year Plan for four years. It is important to collectively and regularly review the plan and reflect back on where we started, the progress made, challenges experienced and areas where we have not been able to reach our goals. >> more

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Reduction in Homeless and First Time Homeless

The partnership has been working diligently to collect and report data on key goals and indicators in the 10-Year Plan. By placing a priority on rapid-rehousing, preventing homelessness, systems reforms and alignment, we have seen a reduction in the number of people who become homeless. Also, one key goal we can now share is our community’s ability to reduce the number of individuals who become homeless for the first time.  >> more

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Ending Homelessness By Moving to Permanent Housing

Preventing homelessness is not always possible. Fortunately we have gotten better at ending homelessness, as well. The number of people who moved to permanent housing from homeless programs increased by 48 percent last year, with 714 people moving to permanent housing in 2011 as compared to a total of 482 people in 2010. >> more

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Family Shelter Intake Redesign: A Significant Improvement

An important part of the 10-Year Plan was to create a single point of access for homeless families to Housing Opportunity Support Team (HOST) services. At the beginning of 2011 a workgroup was tasked to redesign how homeless families would access services. >> more

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100,000 Homes Campaign: A Contributing Element in the Plan

This campaign is a national movement of communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals and families. The Fairfax-Falls Church community is now participating in this campaign, which provides us with another collaborative opportunity to bring us closer to achieving our 10-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. >> more

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Survey on Partner Update

The Partner Update is the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness’ tool to keep residents informed of our community’s progress toward ending homelessness. This online newsletter strives to document the various activities taking place throughout the Fairfax-Falls Church community. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can better serve and learn from you, our residents and partners. >> more

September 12, 2012 - Prepared by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-9492, TTY 711. A Fairfax County, Va., publication.


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