Ending Homelessness in Fairfax

A group of county government officials, nonprofit agencies and representatives of the faith community is seeking to develop a plan to end homelessness in Fairfax by 2015. The Board of Supervisors endorsed this effort on Monday and called for a homelessness summit to raise awareness.

The group, called the Planning Committee to End Homelessness, arises from an effort by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to end chronic homelessness by making approval of HUD grants contingent on putting together a 10-year plan.

Fairfax has about 2,000 homeless people, including more than 300 families with 700 children. Last winter, shelters were full and about 155 single people were living on county streets, according to officials.

For more information, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2005/05282.htm

By Steve Fehr |  October 20, 2005; 6:22 PM ET  | Category:  Human Services
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