Fairfax County is the first to launch a community Rapid Re-Housing Challenge for which Cornerstones and its homeless services partners have established quarterly goals to find permanent housing for families and individuals living in shelters.
Rapid Re-Housing Goal for April 1 – June 30, 2015
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Our Record of Success
Cornerstones secured permanent and affordable housing for the following number of families and individuals who were living at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter.
January 1 – March 31, 2015: 14 families and 23 individuals
October 1 – December 31, 2014: 10 families and 24 individuals
July 1 – September 30, 2014: 18 families and 28 individuals
You can support our Rapid Re-Housing program by volunteering your time or donating items such as new or gently used twin sheets and towels to help our clients transition to their permanent homes. For more information, please contact Susan Alger, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571.323.1383.
About Rapid Re-Housing
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, rapid re-housing has become a major emphasis in communities’ strategies to end homelessness. Today, most households become homeless as a result of a financial crisis that prevents them from paying the rent, or a domestic conflict that results in one member being ejected or leaving with no resources or plan for housing. Most households who become homeless today have already lived in independent permanent housing, and they can generally return and remain stably housed with limited assistance.
Brothers Aamar and Taabish are just one of many of the rapid re-housing successes stories for Cornerstones.
By helping homeless households return to permanent housing as soon as possible, communities have been able to reduce the length of time people remain in homeless shelters. This opens beds for others who need them, and reduces the public and personal costs of homelessness.