Community Summit to End Homelessness
The Community Summit to End Homelessness brought together community members on April 7, 2006, including government, business and nonprofit leaders, with experts from around the nation to generate new ideas and solutions to end homelessness in Fairfax County. This community summit, requested by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and funded by Freddie Mac and the Freddie Mac Foundation, reflects the nationwide effort by communities to end, rather than manage, the problem of homelessness.
Summit Presentations and Documents (PDF's)
- "Creating a Diversity of Housing Options"
- "Housing Diversity for the Homeless: Residential Studio Units"
- "Housing Diversity for the Homeless: Random Considerations"
- "Direct Access to Housing"
- "Bringing People Home: Housing First to End Homelessness"
- "Bringing It Home: Housing First From the Lens of a Supportive Housing Developer"
- "Preventing Homelessness in New York City"
- "There's No Place Like Home: Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness"
- "Homeless Prevention for Persons with Mental Disabilities"
- "Triage and Diversion to Prevent Family Homelessness"
- "The Self Sufficiency Standard for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area 2005"
- "Engage and Sustain Community Support"
- "Foundations of Public Participation"
- "Develop and Utilize Outcomes in Program Design"
Community Summit Recap
Anne is a former school teacher with a master’s degree. She is bipolar. She is also homeless.
Bill is a Vietnam veteran and a recovering alcoholic. He’s living in the woods with his bags of medicine, battling hepatitis, post-traumatic stress disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
These are two faces of homelessness that community leaders are trying to find solutions for as Fairfax County develops a 10-year plan to end homelessness. According to the latest data, more than 2,000 people in Fairfax County are homeless, of which more than 700 are children.
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