Fairfax, VA (November 20, 2012) Pathway Homes, a northern Virginia, non-profit housing organization has won an Award of Excellence from the Washington-based National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED). The Award, in the homeless assistance category, was given at the Association’s Awards Luncheon held October 1st during its 37th Annual Conference and Training at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL.
Using a $2.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Pathway Homes acquired 10 condominiums and three scattered site units to serve homeless singles struggling with multiple disabilities. Paula Sampson, Director of Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development states “Pathway Homes understands how to acquire and develop housing and ensure the right supports are in place so individuals that have experienced homelessness can find the road back and realize their individual potential. Fairfax County feels this partnership with Pathway Homes will yield great results for the community.” The units will provide 22 beds of permanent housing for this population, coupled with the supportive and rehabilitative services, to help them achieve greater self-sufficiency. The units were acquired in coordination with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and rehabilitated to include Universal Design features.
NACCED is a non-profit national association primarily composed of county government professionals that administer federally-funded community development, economic development and affordable housing programs. An affiliate of the National Association of Counties, NACCED assists in developing the technical capacity of county agencies in administering these programs.
Pathway Homes is a non-profit agency serving the Northern Virginia area, providing supportive and residential services to adults who are experiencing mental health or co-occurring disorders. Pathways works collaboratively with a variety of community partners to create a wide network of services and supports to best meet the needs of individuals and to help end homelessness in our community.