Six formerly homeless families were “welcomed home” on Feb. 23 as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness and Shelter House, Inc. officially celebrated the opening of the new Kate’s Place residences.
Kate’s Place is a supported affordable housing option for Fairfax County families who have experienced frequent and prolonged homelessness, who have no other housing options, and who would benefit from supportive services to stabilize their housing. Some of these services, such as job search assistance, computer literacy, and after school tutoring programs can be provided at the shelter immediately adjacent to Kate’s Place.
The actual facility consists of six housing units. Two are fully handicap accessible, two -bedroom units and the remaining four are three-bedroom units. They are all designed with a family living environment in mind.
By placing the homes right next to the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, families will be able to have a safe place that serves as a home of their own while having close and easy access to the services they may need to help them succeed in an independent environment. Shelter House, Inc. will provide case management services.
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