We’re so delighted to release the latest in our Community Snapshot series: Fairfax-Falls Church!
Our research team has been working with colleagues in Fairfax County to evaluate their progress toward ending homelessness asking, “Where are the numbers going? What strategies and practices have been implemented? How have they affected the community? What should we look toward next?”
And the news is great! Thanks to an emphasis on permanent housing, the creation of a centralized intake system, and their commitment to their ten year plan to end homelessness, the Fairfax-Falls Church community reduced homelessness.
In sum: Overall homelessness decreased by 11 percent between 2009 and 2010 to 1,544 people. Family homelessness decreased by 16 percent between 2009 and 2010 to 892 people—the lowest level ever documented in the community.