Strategy: Preserve and Increase Affordable Housing

Preventing and Ending HomelessnessStrategy #2 Preserve and Increase Affordable Housing Supply

A sufficient supply of affordable and permanent supportive housing that provides homes for everyone in the community is the essential and mandatory factor for ending homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.

The lack of affordable and diverse housing options has reached crisis proportions. This strategy targets the expansion of opportunities for housing.


  • Create a dedicated funding source to spur development or subsidization of additional affordable housing and provide incentives for set-asides for homeless people in existing housing.

  • Give those with very low incomes priority for affordable housing options.

  • Remove barriers to building residential studio units to promote immediate building.

  • Convert time-limited transitional housing to permanent housing, as appropriate.

  • Develop more supportive housing for high-risk homeless people with disabilities, including both individuals and families.

  • Help faith communities actively share in developing more housing.

Strategy #1: Prevent Homelessness Due to Economic Crisis and/or Disability
Strategy #2: Preserve and Increase Affordable Housing Supply
Strategy #3: Deliver Services to Obtain and Maintain Stable Housing
Strategy #4: Create a Management System and Ensure Accountability

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