Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our office is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

703-246-5000 | TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Thomas Barnett, Deputy Director



The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, part of Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development, manages and coordinates services to help people experiencing homelessness regain housing stability, including street outreach, emergency shelters, hypothermia prevention, and supportive housing. The agency also serves as the lead for the Continuum of Care and collaborates with other county agencies, non-profits, faith and business communities, and those with lived experience of homelessness to achieve the vision that every person in the community can access and maintain safe and affordable housing.

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Reallocated ESG-CV Funding Notice

In September 2022 Fairfax County was awarded $151,471.81 in supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant funding from the CARES Act (ESG-CV) through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The additional funding was awarded based on a formula used to reallocate funds from other jurisdictions that HUD recaptured because of noncompliance with expenditure and draw deadlines. The funding is in addition to the $8,281,368 in ESG-CV funding awarded earlier.

The reallocated $151,471.81 in ESG-CV funding will be used to prevent homelessness, provide rapid rehousing to households experiencing homelessness, provide temporary emergency shelter, and cover administrative costs.

What you need to know about panhandling

Panhandling can be found in most areas of our county, generating many questions and complaints from our residents. While we may get a good feeling by providing money to an individual who panhandles, the reality is that those who are truly in need require more resources than small amounts of money.

The good news is that our county has many services and staff dedicated to help those in need. But we need your help.

Innovative Housing for Homeless

The new Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing is now open.

Past Initiatives

Build A Village Campaign, Homeless Mannequin Campaign, 100,000 Homes, Fairfax County Housing Challenge, Jean's Day

About Health & Human Services

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.

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