HousingRapid 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or Leonard Carter at 703-228-7864 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.