The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria
The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, hereafter referred to as “The Partnership,” is Alexandria’s Continuum of Care, a collaborative group representing public and private stakeholders providing services or resources to persons experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness in the City of Alexandria. The Partnership ensures the planning, coordination and implementation of an effective and efficient system-wide response to homelessness within the City of Alexandria; promotes community-wide planning and commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; coordinates funding for efforts to rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families; promotes access to and strategic use of mainstream resources; optimizes self-sufficiency among persons experiencing homelessness; and analyzes community performance by data collection measurement. The Partnership oversees and coordinates the delivery of prevention and homeless services, and the implementation of the Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
The Partnership represents public and private organizations and community stakeholders that participate in the development and provision of housing and services for persons experiencing, or who are at risk of, homelessness in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. The Partnership is committed to ensuring a broad, diverse, active membership reflective of the City of Alexandria community. Please forward a completed membership application to Debra.Evans@alexandriava.gov or mail to:
City of Alexandria
Department of Community and Human Services
421 King Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Application
The City of Alexandria, the collaborative applicant for The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, has submitted the federal funding application to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless assistance. The proposed projects were reviewed and prioritized in accordance with guidelines set forth by HUD and the community need to support the goal of ending homelessness. See the CoC application and the Coc Project Listings.
The Annual Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally, and provides a snapshot of homelessness on a single night within each community. The Partnership conducts both the sheltered and unsheltered count annually in the City of Alexandria. This year’s count took place January, 29, 2014. Read the 2012-2014 PIT Count Comparison.
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons experiencing homelessness, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.