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Fairfax Housing Leader Tom Fleetwood Receives Supportive Housing Award


(Left to Right) Tom Fleetwood, Director, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development; Jeff McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Mark Sickles, Virginia State Delegate.


Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development Director Tom Fleetwood was awarded the Joyce Flynn Award from Pathway Homes Inc. He received the recognition at their annual “Steps to Pathways” breakfast on November 1.

Pathway Homes “Joyce Flynn Award” is a lifetime achievement award given to an individual who has shown their dedication to the community. According to Pathway Homes, “Joyce Flynn was a tenacious fundraiser, advocate of Pathway Homes and many other causes. Her devotion to Pathway Homes is a personal one, rooted in love and a visceral understanding of the importance of housing and supportive services to those with serious mental illnesses.”

During his remarks presenting the award, Pathway Homes Board of Directors Vice Chair Dwight Robinson shared, “Mr. Fleetwood developed the award-winning ‘housing blueprint,’ an affordable housing policy endorsed by the Board of Supervisors, which guides the county’s affordable housing efforts in the community. As a result of Mr. Fleetwood’s work, the housing blueprint’s affordable housing priorities have shifted to those with the greatest need. This includes individuals and families who are homeless, those with low to extremely low incomes, those with disabilities and low-income seniors.”

Pathway Homes provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness and other co-occurring disabilities in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. The Joyce Flynn Award recognizes Mr. Fleetwood’s leadership in the development of supportive, affordable housing in Fairfax County.

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