Dean H. Klein Appointed Director of Office to Prevent and End Homelessness


Feb. 9, 2009
OPA 030/09

News Highlights  

  • Klein's start date is March 3.
  • He was involved in developing the Fairfax County Homelessness Summit and the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community.

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today appointed Dean H. Klein as director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness. He will begin his new position March 3.

Klein comes from the Freddie Mac Foundation, the largest corporate funder in the Washington, D.C., region, where he worked in community relations. He worked with 100 homelessness prevention and housing nonprofits and managed the Freddie Mac Foundation’s largest investment portfolio. He secured an $800,000 Housing First grant for the National Alliance to End Homelessness focusing on Fairfax County, Montgomery County, Md., and the District of Columbia. He also collaborated with enterprise community partners to develop a national resident services model and two national symposiums.

Klein was involved in hosting and securing funding for the Fairfax County Ending Homelessness Summit in 2006 and developing the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community.

Klein has previously held the positions of executive director of Shelter House Inc.; executive director of Doorways for Women and Families; and vice president and chief operating officer of Greater D.C. Cares.

Klein holds a master’s degree in social work from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising from the Ohio State University.

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness was established within Fairfax County Government to manage, coordinate and monitor day-to-day implementation of the Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community.

Klein will receive an annual salary of $125,000.

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