Cornerstones, working with Fairfax County, other nonprofit organizations, and our corporate partners, provides housing support for up to 45 families through the Cornerstones Affordable Housing Program.
Supported Housing Programs
Families in our housing programs receive intensive case management. Adults receive training in financial planning and goal setting, education and job training support, as well as referrals to help families reach self-sufficiency. Children receive support through volunteer tutors and referrals to meet developmental and academic milestones. Below are some of our housing programs:
Community Case Management
High housing costs and low wages, along with family emergencies, health crises and other unexpected events often lead to housing instability. In order to prevent homelessness, case management, financial education, employment and educational resources are provided to help people stay in the homes or to stabilize in their new homes after a recent experience of homelessness.
Housing OpportUnities Strengthen Everyone (H.O.U.S.E.)
Cornerstones’ signature housing program, “H.O.U.S.E. – Housing OpportUnities Strengthen Everyone” is for families who have experienced homelessness. The households in the H.O.U.S.E. program have low income and face other barriers to stable and affordable permanent housing such as bad credit, high debt, or past evictions. In many cases, they were paying 50 percent or more of their income toward housing costs, leaving little or nothing for basic needs such as childcare, transportation, and health related expenses.
Case management, financial education, employment and educational resources are key components of this program and have facilitated life-changing achievements. H.O.U.S.E. support services for adults focus on:
- Increasing annual income
- Reducing debt
- Managing financial assets
- Completing vocational training
- Maintaining emotional and physical health
- Finding community support