The Housing Opportunities Collaborative
The Housing Opportunities Collaborative is an initiative intended to expand opportunities for those experiencing homelessness in Fairfax County. The Collaborative is a project of the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, which includes countless nonprofits and government organizations, all working to end homelessness in our community. It is being jointly administered through Fairfax County’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and Cornerstones, a community nonprofit. The Collaborative uses a multi-layered approach to achieve our overall goal:
1) Assist in landlord engagement and recruitment efforts,
2) Streamline information and communication between nonprofit agencies and the larger community regarding housing location services, and
3) Provide ample training and professional development opportunities to frontline staff who provide housing locations services.
The Collaborative Team!
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Manager, Housing Opportunities Collaborative
John recently retired from Freddie Mac after 33 years. He successfully managed various processes such as risk management, mortgage purchase and structured transactions. He volunteered for many Cornerstone activities including training clients on budgeting and food drives. John has in depth experience in all aspects of property management.
As the manager of the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, John leads efforts to establish relationships with landlords and other permanent housing providers for the explicit purpose of increasing housing opportunities for people who are homeless and at risk of being homeless.
Housing Resource Coordinator
Steven is a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer from the Philippines learning Tagalog and community development skills. While there he worked on different projects regarding teaching, community development, and youth leadership. Steven grew up in the Northern Virginia area and is passionate about now getting the opportunity to help individuals and families in his hometown through Cornerstones.
As the Housing Resource Coordinator for the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, Steven manages the systems and individuals that make the collaborative possible and aims to assist as many people in need as possible through the Collaborative.