On the night of January 22, 2020 there were 1,041 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. This represents a one percent increase from the number counted in January 2019, or seven more people than the 1,034 people counted in 2019. One of the factors contributing to this increase is a shortage of affordable housing options, including new permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing. The total decrease in the homeless population from 2008 to 2020 is 43 percent, which represents 794 fewer people homeless on one night in January 2020 then there were on one night in January 2008.
For more information about the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, visit the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness web page by clicking here.