Ending Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community: Snapshot 2011


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Ending Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community: Snapshot 2011

  1. 1. Ending Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Snapshot 2011 Homelessness is a real issue in our community. YOU can help IMPACT homelessness TODAY.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  2. 2. Implementing the 10-Year Plan  Office to Prevent and End Homelessness  Governing Board  Business Engagement  Consumer Advisory Council  Foundationwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  3. 3. 2011 SnapshotThis is the second annual snapshot of communitywide data madepossible through a collaborative approach. It reflects the progresstoward the 10-Year Plan goals, our collective successes and challenges,and the tremendous need that exists in our community.• Building upon the baseline measures established in last year’s Snapshot.• Demonstrating success and identifying areas for development.• 19 organizations including more than 120 programs used Homeless Management Information System to collect and report data.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  4. 4. Preventing HomelessnessIncreased efforts to prevent and divert people from homelessness arehaving a positive impact.• The number of people homeless for the first time have decreased. o FY 2010 – 1,639 o FY 2011 – 1,376• 1,477 people served in community case management. o 91% of people who were served by the HPRP federal stimulus program have not become homeless. o Continuously improving on program effectiveness and efficiency based on lessons learned from local experience, as well as proven successful strategies from other communities.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  5. 5. Bringing People HomeCentral to the Fairfax-Falls Church 10-Year Plan to Prevent and EndHomelessness is the development of 2,650 new affordable housing unitswith appropriate support services for our most vulnerable neighbors.• Increasing number of people moving from homelessness into permanent housing o FY 2010 – 482 people o FY 2011 – 714 people• Bridging Affordability o DHCD in partnership with 9 nonprofits o $3.5 million in long-term rental subsidies• Housing Blueprintwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  6. 6. ChallengeEconomically challenging times have hindered our collective ability toidentify and move individuals and families into housing quickly.• Gaps in Housing Targets o FY 2010 – Goal 124, Achieved 103 – Gap 21 o FY 2011 – Goal 228, Achieved 196 – Gap 32• Context o Potential loss of additional resources to the community for affordable housing and support services from the federal government and foundations.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  7. 7. SolutionHomelessness impacts all of us and each of us has a role in ending it. Build on the successes of business engagement efforts, such as Jeans Day. Continue to engage the faith community in efforts to develop new housing opportunities. Identify specific projects that could have the greatest impact and develop resources to implement. Focus on repurposing scarce existing resources and increasing collaboration as all organizations do more with less.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give
  8. 8. Take Action Today The most vulnerable of our neighbors thank you for your ongoing commitment and shared passion to take action, inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homelesswww.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give