Housing – Rapid & Permanent - Pathforward VA


Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing

Arlington’s Homeless Services Center: Much More Than A Shelter

PathForward has several housing programs for homeless Arlington residents. In addition to the following programs, PathForward owns Sibert House, a smaller apartment property in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, and it also partners with APAH (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing) which owns and operates Fisher House. Between these properties, PathForward currently houses 16 chronically homeless individuals and veterans.

For general questions about all of PathForward’s housing programs, please email or call Ayana Bellamy at abellamy@pathforwardva.org or (703) 228-7840.

Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Rehousing Program

The Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) began in October 2009 through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The aim of the program is to prevent people who are facing homelessness from reaching the streets or to rapidly re-house those who are already homeless. By limiting the time someone spends on the street, it reduces their exposure to risk factors such as deteriorating health, and decreases their chance of becoming chronically homeless. Clients meet with the HPRP Case Manager at the Homeless Services Center. The Program’s Housing Locator helps service providers throughout Arlington County locate housing and place their clients into it.

During the first two years of the program, HPRP assisted over 250 households through eviction prevention or housing placement.

For further information about the Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Re-housing Program, contact Sam Gatewood at 703-228-7830 or sgatewood@pathforwardva.org or Leonard Carter at 703-228-7864 or lcarter@pathforwardva.org

Permanent, Supportive Housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program first provides housing for individuals and veterans  who are chronically homeless and suffer from substance abuse and/or mental illness. After clients are housed, PSH provides ongoing support to help clients retain housing through assistance with daily challenges, financial literacy training, assistance with budgeting, and so on.

Studies have shown that people are more receptive to social supports once they’re in housing. This is the basis for PathForward’s and Arlington County’s “Housing-First” approach.

For further information about Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, contact Ayana Bellamy at 703-228-7840 or abellamy@pathforwardva.org.