March 18, 2015, Fairfax, VA - Pathway Homes is proud to announce it has received a $ 1 million program grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent supportive housing in Fairfax County. This is new program funding for 2015, and is the largest such program grant awarded by HUD in the state of Virginia this year. The Continuum of Care (CoC) grants support efforts to end homelessness by providing critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the country.
“We are elated to learn of this program award,” said Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, Pathway Homes President and CEO. “Our vision has always been to create a future in which all individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disabilities are able to lead meaningful, self-directed lives in a home of their choice with the support and services they need. In order to bring vision into reality, we need to constantly acquire new funding to provide safe and affordable housing to new clients. It’s the very nature of providing non-time-limited, supportive housing, and what makes our services different from transitional housing programs.”
The $1,000,000 awarded to Pathway Homes will provide funding for a project that will serve an additional 55 individuals in permanent supportive housing. The new project is a partnership with Christian Relief Services, who will secure the scattered-site housing locations across Fairfax County. Pathway Homes will manage the properties, while providing supportive services to the residents, such as counseling, case management, and life skills training. New program participants will be chosen by length of homelessness and vulnerability.
Pathway Homes participates in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, who administers the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) program funding. With this award to Pathway Homes, the Fairfax-Falls Church CoC is one of only 25 grant requests nationwide to received funding for a new program during the 2014 competition.
For more than 30 years, Pathway Homes has been a leading provider of housing and support services for adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders in the Northern Virginia region, embodying the spirit of recovery. For more information, please contact Pathway Homes at (703) 876-0390 or visit pathwayhomes.org.
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