Ending Homelessness Partner Update - March 2013


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Graph of exits to permanent housing - FY2013.

Real People ~ Real Results 

100 people who were homeless moved into permanent housing in January 2013. According to Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data, 29 families and 8 single adults moved from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs into more permanent facilities. >> more


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Volunteer interviewing homeless client during 100,000 Homes Fairfax Registry Week.

Registry Week Allows Those Who are Homeless to Share their Stories

More than 200 volunteers went out on the streets as early as 4 a.m. to find those who are homeless in Fairfax County and ask them to share their stories during "Registry Week," the kickoff for the local 100,000 Homes Fairfax campaign. What they learned was that many of the people who are homeless in our area are employed, and would like to find housing where they can pay rent and be a good tenant.

Hear the stories of homeless individuals and volunteers from Registry Week, the first step in a three-year campaign to house the most vulnerable homeless people in our community. >> more

Sharing with the Community
The March 4 Community Debriefing brought members of the Fairfax-Falls Church community together to share results learned from the early morning visits of Registry Week. Participants from both the Fairfax Falls-Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness and the local nonprofit and faith communities shared what they learned.

Bill Macmillan.

Bill Macmillan: Leaving a Legacy

William "Bill" K. Macmillan, Continuum of Care Lead Manager for the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH), will be retiring on March 22. His work has been monumental throughout the community and within Fairfax County Government for 35 years where he has held key positions in OPEH (2010-2013), the Department of Systems Management for Human Services (2000-2009), the Department of Housing and Community Development (1990-2000) and the Department of Social Services (1978-1990).

"Bill exemplifies the true meaning of public servant. He cares deeply; he believes his role is one of collaborative support; he has a wealth of knowledge which he willingly shares; and his attention to and retention of detail is mindboggling," said New Hope Housing Executive Director Pam Michell. "No matter what I ask or when I ask, Bill is quick to respond and goes out of his way to find the answers. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community has come a long way in ending homelessness thanks to the dedication of Bill." >> more

  • HMIS trainings and data quality update. >> more       Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness Logo
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
  • Our Community Partners >> more



March 14, 2013 - 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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