Homelessness Statistics for Fairfax, VA

, Virginia

Total Homeless persons in Fairfax County Virginia in 2019

1,034

There are an estimated 1,034 homeless individuals in Fairfax County Virginia. That is a 5% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

526

There are 526 in Fairfax that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

There are 0 in Fairfax that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

419

There are 526 in Fairfax that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

89

There are 526 in Fairfax that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

150

There are 150 in Fairfax that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

There are 0 in Fairfax that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Fairfax County Virginia in 2019

150

There are an estimated 1,034 homeless individuals in Fairfax County Virginia. That is a 5% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Fairfax County Virginia

Total Chronic Homeless in Fairfax County Virginia

213

There are 42 more homeless individuals in Fairfax County Virginia than in 2018. That is a 25% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

157

There are 150 in Fairfax that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

56

There are 0 in Fairfax that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Fairfax County Virginia

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

29

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

13

Total Veteran Homeless

42

There are more homeless individuals in Fairfax County Virginia than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Fairfax County Virginia

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

48

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1

Total Homeless Youth

49

There are -4 more homeless youths in Fairfax County Virginia than in 2018. That is a -8% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Fairfax County Virginia

1,946

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Fairfax County Virginia

3

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 483 emergency shelter beds in Fairfax County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 249 Transitional Housing beds in Fairfax County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 639 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Fairfax County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 269 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, Virginia Homeless Shelters and Services

3 Homeless Shelter Listings in Fairfax County

Northern Virginia Family Service

Northern Virginia Family Service

Oakton, VA

Shelter & HousingWith 92 beds, SERVE Family Shelter is Northern Virginia’s largest family homeless shelter. On average, more than 40 percent of shelter guests are children. Shelter g [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
Embry Rucker Community Shelter

Embry Rucker Community Shelter

Reston , VA

Hours:Open 24 hours a dayThe Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and singl [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 15, 2020
New Hope - Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter

New Hope - Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter

Fort Belvoir, VA

Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter is a 50 bed shelter located in a historic building on Fort Belvoir grounds outside the Tulley Gate, operated by New Hope Housing.Must call to get on waiting li [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 26, 2021

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
421
68
715
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


213
0


155
48


41
5


49
4
2015 Total 1,204 213 203 46 53
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
410
74
575
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


178
0


103
43


25
12


43
1
2016 Total 1,059 178 146 37 44
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
387
105
469
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


141
1


87
63


21
13


47
2
2017 Total 964 142 150 34 49
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
413
86
488
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


151
0


117
54


22
11


51
2
2018 Total 987 151 171 33 53
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
419
89
526
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


150
0


157
56


29
13


48
1
2019 Total 1,034 150 213 42 49
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 125 12.0% 2081 48.2% 94.7%
2016 106 13.1% 2025 45.4% 96.2%
2017 90 11.2% 2166 48.2% 91.5%
2018 95 12.1% 1889 43.9% 97.4%
2019 104 10.5% 1897 47.6% 97.8%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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