Building Solutions for Northern Virginia’s Homeless: Invitation to HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Annual Housing Forum

Join HomeAid Northern Virginia at our Annual Housing Forum, which brings together local shelter and supportive housing nonprofit organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporate partners to proactively address local trends, challenges, opportunities and jurisdictional struggles impacting the homelessness in Northern Virginia.

What: Annual Northern Virginia Housing Forum: “Creating Partnerships, Strengthening Communities that Keep the Homeless Housed”

When: Thursday, April 7th, 8:30am – 12:00pm, followed by luncheon

Where: Offices of Brookfield Residential, 3201 Jermantown Road, Penthouse Conference Room, Fairfax, VA 22030

This year’s Housing Forum keynote speaker will focus on multi-jurisdictional approaches to veteran homelessness. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced in 2015 that Virginia was the first state to “meet the federal definition of effectively ending homelessness among military veterans.” The Forum will focus on what this looks like in the Northern Virginia region specifically, with a focus on best practices to be shared and challenges to be communally solved. An expert panel featuring speakers from every jurisdiction in Northern Virginia will cover rapid rehousing issues, particularly the challenge of keeping families housed long-term.

Participating organizations include nonprofits working across the region such as Good Shepherd Housing, Doorways for Women and Families, Cornerstones, Northern Virginia Family Service, and government officials and/or staff from Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier Counties, and the cities of Falls Church, Manassas, and Alexandria. The Housing Forum today has evolved to become the only regional opportunity for community leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions to the unique issues impacting homelessness in Northern Virginia.

Funding for the Housing Forum is provided by grants from the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Bank of America.