What is 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.
To learn more about what we do, go to our About page!
There were 1,041 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community on the night of January 22, 2020, with 31% being under the age of 18
73% of homeless families in the Fairfax-Falls Church community are still earning income, despite this, they are still homeless.