Housing Forum Helps HomeAid Develop Future Strategies

enews_photo_housing_forum2In late April, nearly 60 representatives from a variety of non-profits, shelters, homebuilding companies, Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools attended HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Forum, “The Future is Now: Housing Northern Virginia’s Homeless,” held at the Dewberry offices in Fairfax, Va.

The engaging, half-day meeting resulted in a dialogue about the many legislative, societal and environmental changes that have affected servicing the homeless population in Northern Virginia, and how HomeAid could adapt and better partner to add value in this new environment.

A panel discussion—led by Caroline Jones, Doorways for Women and Families; Joe Meyer, Shelter House; and Tom Barnett, Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness—as well as group discussions led by Moderator Karen Cleveland, president of the Cleveland Group, examined current housing models, funding streams for housing the homeless, and needed services from organizations like HomeAid.

For more information about the Forum and to read key highlights of the event, please see the Summary Report.