Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness manages, coordinates and monitors day-to-day implementation of the community’s plan. Comments policy: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/

Instructed in 2008 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, OPEH manages, coordinates and monitors day-to-day implementation of the community’s plan by supporting the Partnership which engages nonprofits, businesses, faith-based communities, county agencies, and Fairfax County Public Schools; works closely with the independent Governing Board; works to ensure strong programs and outcomes serving homeless families and singles through contract oversight and review; coordinates activities of the Consumer Advisory Council; collect, review and validate data. Will serve as the official account of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Fight hunger and feed hope in Fairfax County! Help us fill the shelves of area food banks to support our neighbors who h...
09/08/2020
Stuff the Bus | Neighborhood and Community Services

Fight hunger and feed hope in Fairfax County! Help us fill the shelves of area food banks to support our neighbors who have been impacted by COVID-19. Stuff the Bus will be collecting donations Sat., Sept 12 and Sat., Sept 26 at locations throughout the county. To find a location near you, follow this link: http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Labor Day holiday.
09/04/2020

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

09/03/2020

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30 through April 1, but health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 forced a delay. The Census Bureau now plans to send specially trained census takers to count people at shelters, soup kitchens, regularly scheduled mobile food vans, and locations previously identified by the Census Bureau where people are known to sleep outdoors. People experiencing homelessness will be counted where they are staying between September 22 through 24. Census takers will follow the latest local public health guidance regarding the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

The Virginia Fair Housing Office will be hosting a FREE Fair Housing Seminar on November 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Jef...
09/01/2020

The Virginia Fair Housing Office will be hosting a FREE Fair Housing Seminar on November 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA. Click the link below to learn more and to register.

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/FairHousing/VFHO%20GHC%2011-2020%20FH%20Seminar%20SAVE%20THE%20DATE%20flyer.pdf

Through the tireless efforts of our partner nonprofit organizations, 46 households with a total of 62 people experiencin...
08/28/2020

Through the tireless efforts of our partner nonprofit organizations, 46 households with a total of 62 people experiencing homelessness exited to Permanent Housing directly from the Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) Hotel program since April 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Census Workers are scheduled to count people experiencing homelessness on September 2...
08/24/2020
2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homelessness in September

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Census Workers are scheduled to count people experiencing homelessness on September 22-24 (originally scheduled for March 30 through April 1. Learn more: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/homelessness.html?utm_source=HUD+Exchange+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=32969d2e79-Census-Update-2020-Timeline_6.23.20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f32b935a5f-32969d2e79-19471161

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census.

Calls to the Fairfax County Child Protective Services’ (CPS) Hotline have dropped 62% from 498 during the first week of ...
08/21/2020

Calls to the Fairfax County Child Protective Services’ (CPS) Hotline have dropped 62% from 498 during the first week of March to only 192 the last week of June.

The drop in calls to the hotline began as soon as children had limited contact with teachers, counselors, school social workers, child care providers and others who normally keep an eye out for signs of abuse and neglect.

Right now, community partners like you can help to keep eyes on children who may be experiencing abuse or neglect.

08/20/2020
nlihc.org

New research from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shares the COVID-10 housing crisis will result in widespread evictions and an increase in homelessness across the nation.
https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/The_Eviction_Crisis_080720.pdf

Are you interested in preventing and ending homelessness in our community? If so, become a Continuum of Care (CoC) Membe...
08/11/2020

Are you interested in preventing and ending homelessness in our community? If so, become a Continuum of Care (CoC) Member!

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) strives to ensure that membership and participation in CoC includes a diverse and broad representation of all the necessary voices needed to accomplish the goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and one time. This annual invitation is open to any organization or individual. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8D53WV

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) Hotels have been a temporary r...
08/07/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) Hotels have been a temporary resource for those who meet the eligibility criteria and now are open to the broader community including locations in Falls Church, Herndon, and Alexandria. The Office to End and Prevent Homelessness (OPEH)’s case managers are working with clients experiencing homelessness at our QPID Hotel locations on obtaining permanent housing.
To learn more about QPID, check out: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/06/23/temporary-shelter-available-during-covid-19/

It continues to be hot outside! If you see someone who may be experiencing homelessness and appears to be at risk for he...
07/27/2020

It continues to be hot outside! If you see someone who may be experiencing homelessness and appears to be at risk for heat related illness please call the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in honor of the Independence Day holiday.
07/02/2020

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in honor of the Independence Day holiday.

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in honor of the Independence Day holiday. For specific schedule information, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/status.

Hotel Program is providing a temporary shelter in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the need to isola...
06/25/2020
Hotel Rooms Help Fairfax County Homeless During Pandemic

Hotel Program is providing a temporary shelter in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the need to isolate and quarantine individuals to prevent the spread of the virus.

High-risk persons and those who've tested positive for the coronavirus can stay in hotel rooms while receiving homeless services.

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19
06/24/2020
Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19 - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19

Posted at 10:41 a.m. In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the need to isolate and quarantine individuals to prevent the spread of the virus, Fairfax County has activated Emergency Support Function 6: Mass Care Health and Human Services. As a result, the county will provide Quarant...

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families at risk for being homeless or evicted. Did you know there are ...
06/22/2020
Protect Your Tenant Rights during COVID-19 - Fairfax County Emergency Information

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families at risk for being homeless or evicted. Did you know there are new federal and state laws that help renters and homeowners unable to pay their rent because of COVID-19?

If you are worried about being evicted because you cannot pay your rent, there are resources to help you.

Posted at 2 p.m. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families at risk for being homeless or evicted. Did you know there are new federal and state laws that help renters and homeowners unable to pay their rent because of COVID-19? If you are worried about being evicted because you cannot...

Fairfax County officials to participate in Cornerstones’ virtual town hall on community’s needs.When: Monday, June 8, 20...
06/05/2020
Virtual Town Hall meeting on June 8 will address important issues in Fairfax County

Fairfax County officials to participate in Cornerstones’ virtual town hall on community’s needs.

When: Monday, June 8, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/virtual-town-hall-meeting-on-june-8-will-address-important-issues-in-fairfax-county/article_4adb3c8a-a68f-11ea-a040-0fbdea30d216.html

Cornerstones, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to providing social support to individuals and families in need, are hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, June 8 from 5:30-6:30

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or ex...
06/03/2020
Racial Inequalities Archives - National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing equitable paths to safe, stable, affordable housing.

For more information on the intersection of homelessness and race, check out https://endhomelessness.org/category/racial-inequalities/

National Alliance to End Homelessness Statement on Structural Racism and Racial Inequity June 2, 2020 The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands in solidarity with all parties fighting to end pervasive structural racism in the United States. The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery...

05/20/2020

OPEH Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. For details about accessing audio of the meeting please contact Sharon Price Singer at [email protected]

The Virginia Housing Development Authority has partnered with Gov. Ralph Northam to create StayHomeVirginia.com, a websi...
05/19/2020
COVID-19 economic impact | can't pay rent or mortgage | Stay Home Virginia

The Virginia Housing Development Authority has partnered with Gov. Ralph Northam to create StayHomeVirginia.com, a website for housing-centered information about programs, service and resources to help Virginians who have experienced job or income loss and other impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.stayhomevirginia.com/

Resources for Virginians struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to COVID-19.

Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding ava...
05/14/2020
Page not found | Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available to eligible affordable housing providers in need of financial assistance due to the unexpected loss of rental income during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The funding, coming through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was authorized as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and must be spent specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus and benefit low- and moderate-income households.

See link below for additional information:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/news/2020/assistance-available-for-affordable-housing-providers

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All local Social Security offices remain closed to the public for in-person service.  You can conduct most business onli...
05/07/2020
Social Security Office Locator, SSA Office Locator Social Security Office Locator, Social Security

All local Social Security offices remain closed to the public for in-person service. You can conduct most business online with secure online services. You can find the phone number for your local office by using the Field Office Locator and looking under Additional Office Information. If you cannot use the online services or reach your local office, you may call 1-800-772-1213, where you may be able to take care of your business by using one of the automated telephone services without having to wait for a telephone agent.

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How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any d...
04/24/2020

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any donations. The following supplies are needed:
• Durable raincoats
• Hats
• Ponchos
• Umbrellas

Thank you to all our nonprofit partners for all you do!
04/22/2020
FACETS supporting homeless, needy during coronavirus crisis

Thank you to all our nonprofit partners for all you do!

FACETS, a nonprofit providing support for those suffering in homelessness, poverty and hunger in Fairfax County, shared these pictures from recent activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any d...
04/20/2020
Nonprofit Partners | Homelessness, Office to Prevent and End

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any donations. The following medical PPE supplies are needed:
• Face masks
• Disposable gloves
• Disposable gowns

Fairfax County, Virginia - Nonprofit partner organizations

04/15/2020
changinghomelessness.org

How do I get my COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment if I'm homeless? Questions and answers:
http://changinghomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Stimulus-Flyer-for-Clients-who-are-Homeless-How-to-get-the-money.pdf

From the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
04/14/2020
How can one work from home... without a home?

From the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

52% of our area’s adult homeless population were working members of our community before the pandemi c hit. Today’s shelter-in-place environment has found many of our region’s workforce dealing...

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