Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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

What We Do

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.

News: Annual Homelessness Count

Fairfax County will conduct a “Point-In-Time” count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, beginning in the evening on January 24, 2024, and continuing through the morning of January 25. This highly coordinated effort provides critical data on the numbers of Fairfax County residents living in shelters, in time-limited transitional housing programs, as well of those unsheltered in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.

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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