Ending Homelessness Partner Update - January 2013


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Real People ~ Real Results

In November 2012, 72 people who were homeless (20 families and 11 single adults) moved into permanent housing from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs, according to Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data. >> more


Second Jeans Day Helps Put a Zip on Homelessness

This year, more than 135 organizations representing over 10,000 employees joined the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Connections Newspapers, Apple Federal Credit Union and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness on Friday, Dec. 14 to Put the ZIP on Homelessness, giving new meaning to “Going Casual for a Cause.” >> more


Continuum of Care Grants to be Submitted by Jan. 18

The November 2012 edition of Partner Update described the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care grant application process. The process is more complex this year, and due to a shortfall of $60 million in funding for this program, HUD has required that all projects be ranked with the possibility of lower-ranked projects losing funding.  >> more


Annual Point-in-Time Count ~ Jan. 30

The annual Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons will be conducted on Jan. 30. It is expected that all homeless providers will participate in the count, and information will also be collected through homeless outreach workers. >> more


Trainings,  Meetings and HOST Updates

  • HMIS trainings for January and February.  >> more
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
  • HOST Highlights presented on a quarterly basis. >> more

Community Partnership Focuses in on Chronically Homeless

Homelessness is an urgent problem in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. While we have generated exciting results, decreasing the homelessness rate by rapidly moving families and individuals into housing with services, those experiencing chronic homelessness have been harder to help. >> more

 

Face of a homeless man standing in the street.

       January 9, 2013 - Prepared by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.
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