Ending Homelessness Partner Update ~ May 2014


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Exits to Permanent Housing Jan - Mar 2014

Real People ~ Real Results 

Human Services Region map. 99 people who were homeless moved into permanent housing in March 2014. According to Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data, 16 families and 61 single adults moved from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs into more permanent facilities. View larger image.

Also check out prevention numbers for January and February and the latest HOST Highlights in your region. >> more 


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2014 Point-in-Time Count Results Document Continued Decline in Homelessness

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandate that each jurisdiction enumerate people experiencing homelessness in their community annually during the last 10 days of January, Fairfax County conducted a Point-in-Time count on Jan. 29, 2014. The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness announced that this year’s results documented a continued decrease in homelessness recorded over the past few years. On the night of Jan. 29 there were 1,225 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. This represents a nine percent reduction from the number counted in January 2013, or 125 less people. >> more


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New Inmate Discharge Policy Facilitates Better Access to Needed Services

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office has traditionally released inmates at 12:01 a.m. on the day their respective sentences are complete. Therefore, an inmate serves only one minute on the last day of his or her incarceration. While this “early release” policy may seem like a gift, in practice it complicates life for many inmates and the community. Inmates who are homeless are put out on the street in the dark of night with no safe place to go,and other challenges keep these released people from receiving a safe night's sleep. But a new policy changes the release time to 8 a.m., when resources and services are more readily available.  >> more


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Pathway Homes Received Governor's Award for 2013 Best Housing Program

For the second time in six years Pathway Homes received the Governor’s Award for Best Housing Program or Service. The award was presented at Virginia’s 2013 Governor’s Housing Conference on November 21, 2013.

The Governor’s Office selects the organization that best demonstrates innovative and creative solutions to providing services and/or assistance to citizens in need of help in meeting any aspect of housing need. >> more


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HUD 2013 CoC Program Competition Funding Update

Fairfax County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Application was submitted to HUD on Jan. 29, 2014. It included the Collaborative Application as well as 29 project applications requesting funding in the amount of $6,624,848. Once again HUD mandated that all projects be ranked and placed in two tiers. HUD has indicated that due to sequestration there is a real possibility that there will be insufficient funding for all Tier 2 projects countrywide. >> more 

 


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




May 30, 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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