Ending Homelessness Partner Update ~ January 2014


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Snippy of Community Partnership New Homepage.

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 >> more 

 


FACETS staff celebrating 2.5 percent club.

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 homelessness.

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. >> more


Young man who is homeless.

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 and Volunteers 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.  >> more


Number maze.

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 directions.   >> more

 


Business people racing.

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 requirements.

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.  >> more  


Bulova and Kincaid celebrating Jeans Day 2013.

Together We Put the ZIP on Homelessness

The Jeans Day collaborative partnership, which includes the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Phillip L. Graham Fund, Apple Federal Credit Union, 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 Day 2013.

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!   >> more


  • 100K Homes Fairfax campaign. >> more       Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
  • HOST Highlights in four regions. >> more
  • Our community partners. >> more
  • Donate to our most vulnerable and chronically homeless. >> more
  • View archived Success Stories. >> more


 



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., publication.

 


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