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Honoring Veterans Experiencing Housing Insecurity

Nationally, the total number of veterans who experienced homelessness is 33,129, according to the January 2022 Point-In-Time count. This represents a decline of 55.3% compared to 2010. Fairfax County’s most recent Point-In-Time count, conducted on January 25, 2023, found 34 homeless veterans.

“The reductions in veterans’ homelessness in point-in-time count data, while promising, is nothing to celebrate. The reality is that too many veterans remain unhoused, locally and nationally, and it is our responsibility to serve those who served our country,” Tom Barnett, Deputy Director, Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, Fairfax County. “This includes creating affordable housing opportunities and being steadfast in identifying veterans and connecting them quickly with needed services.”

Fairfax County veterans experiencing homelessness have access to a wide variety of local, state, and federal programs, including:

Fairfax County is home to an estimated 80,000 veterans. Local resources can be found on the County’s military and veterans website.

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