Innovative Housing for Homeless on the Horizon
10-Year Plan Retrospective (2008-2018)
A 10-year retrospective from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness highlighting the work achieved, successes and challenges, in our community over the past 10 years. It looks forward to continue our important work on behalf of those who are the most vulnerable in our community. Recognizing homelessness impacts every person in our community and each of us has a role in ending it, in 2008 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved our community plan to prevent and end homelessness in 10 years.
Fairfax County has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with the county. The shelters have additional capacity during winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia.
Services and Partner Agencies
Need information and/or referrals for emergency food,
shelter, clothing, transportation, health care and dental
services, job training, job search, and legal assistance?
Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)
703-222-0880, TTY 711
Hypothermia Prevention Program
The hypothermia shelters operate December through March. It's a collaboration of faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, and individual volunteers. If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk for hypothermia, please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131.
April 5, 2018: Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony
Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing for adults will be an innovative approach for housing our homeless residents and helping them transition into permanent housing. Scheduled to open in late 2019, the new facility will be located at 5914 Seminary Road. It will replace the existing Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter located at 3525 Moncure Avenue.
Project funding was approved as part of the 2016 Bond Referendum.
2017 Continuum of Care Program Update
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program provides significant financial resources to communities throughout the country as well as mandating procedures and policies for implementing a local housing crisis response system. Notices regarding the CoC Program competition and Fairfax County's Collaborative Application (our community's request for funds) are available here.
About the Health & Human Services System
This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.