Strategy: Prevent Homelessness Due to Economics or Disability
Strategy #1 Prevent Homelessness Due to Economic Crisis and/or Disability
Fairfax County data suggests single adults become homeless due to disability; families become homeless due to poverty. Preventing homelessness is more cost effective than providing emergency shelter and re-housing a homeless person.
This strategy represents a change in philosophy from crisis intervention to early, focused and sufficient intervention to prevent homelessness.
Prevent housing crises by creating Neighborhood Prevention Assistance
Coordinate all community resources to streamline prevention efforts and
provide flexible and longer-term financial assistance to keep people
Build on the current Coordinated Services Planning model to provide
those at risk of becoming homeless with a single access point to
universal information and referral.
Change policies on distribution of public and private financial
resources for an efficient and effective eviction prevention
- Work to end the practice of discharge or release from institutions to homelessness.
Strategy #1: Prevent Homelessness Due to Economic Crisis and/or
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