Community Partnership Homepage Redesign
Thanks to the skills of the Fairfax County Office of
Public Affairs and the Office to Prevent and End
Homelessness, we have a new design for the Community Partnership
homepage. We aim to make the information about ending
homelessness more inviting and intuitive. We hope that your
navigating experience is valuable, and that you learn more
about how to help us end homelessness in our community. >> more
After you have a quick look around our website, please
take a moment to catch up on the latest highlights
in our Regions.
100,000 Homes Fairfax – "2.5 Percent Club"
Nearly one year ago, the Fairfax-Falls Church partnership
kicked off its local 100K
Homes campaign with Registry
Week, during which over 200 volunteers created a registry
of the most vulnerable and chronically homeless people in our
community. The registry was the first of its kind for the
Fairfax-Falls Church community and helped put a real face on
A recent email from Becky Kanis, director of the national
100K Homes campaign at Community Solutions, welcomed Fairfax
County to a group of the highest performing communities in
the country, the “2.5 Percent Club.” This induction
recognizes that our community is now housing at least 2.5
percent of our chronic and vulnerable homeless neighbors each
month, which puts us on a path to move everyone from the
streets into housing. You can find Fairfax County on the
campaign’s national map of partners with our results on the
national campaign’s “See the Impact” page.
Keeping Our Most Vulnerable Out of the Cold
The 2013-2014 Hypothermia Prevention Season began on Nov.
24, 2013 with FACETS opening its faith
community doors that evening to provide hot meals and a place
to lay heads and bodies in warmth. Cornerstones, New Hope Housing
of America Chesapeake followed with openings on the
evening of Dec. 1.
The season began as a challenging one, as safety
requirements caused a few shelters to adjust their capacity
levels. But staff from fire, building and Faith
Communities in Action, along with nonprofit provider
staff, faith community members, community partners and county
staff pulled together to make it happen. The challenges
made it seem impossible at times, but we found sites and
locations that were in compliance and other participating
locations stepped up to take on more.
Jan. 29: Annual Point-in-Time Count
The annual Point-in-Time
Count (PIT) will be conducted this year on Jan. 29, 2014.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
mandates that each jurisdiction enumerate people experiencing
homelessness in their community annually during the last ten
days of January.
On the federal level the data is utilized to produce a
nationwide snapshot of homelessness in our country. Just as
important, this data is used to demonstrate the positive
outcomes of our county’s shared efforts to prevent, reduce
and end homelessness in our community, as well as guiding us
as we determine local strategic priorities and
2013 CoC Program Competition Update
The Notice of Funding Availability for the 2013 HUD
Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition was released on
Nov. 22, 2013, and the Collaborative Application is due to
HUD on Feb. 3, 2014. The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and
End Homelessness and all HUD CoC grantees have been working
hard to meet all interim deadlines and competition
As per HUD requirements, the ranking process and results are
publicly available on the Community
Partnership's website. In addition, the entire
application will be available on the website prior to
official submission on Feb. 3, 2014.
Together We Put the ZIP on Homelessness
The Jeans Day collaborative partnership, which includes the
Chamber of Commerce, Phillip L. Graham Fund,
Apple Federal Credit
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Connection
Newspapers, Dulles Regional
Chamber of Commerce, and Fairfax-Falls
Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End
Homelessness, appreciates and acknowledges the Fairfax
community’s participation in Jeans
Over 212 businesses; county agencies; public school
employees; civic, faith and community based organizations;
community leaders and individuals engaged in Jeans Day 2013.
Together we raised over $57,900!
100K Homes Fairfax campaign. >> more
Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >>
HOST Highlights in four regions.
Our community partners.
Donate to our most vulnerable and chronically homeless.
View archived Success Stories.
January 29, 2014 - 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.,