Reston Interfaith, working with Fairfax County, other nonprofit organizations, and our corporate partners, provides transitional housing support for up to 45 families through the Reston Interfaith Affordable Housing Program.
Supportive Housing Programs
Families in our transitional housing programs receive intensive case management. Adults receive training in financial planning and goal setting, education and job training support, as well as referrals to help families reach self-sufficiency. Children receive support through volunteer tutors and referrals to meet developmental and academic milestones. Below are some of our transitional housing programs:
Partnership for Permanent Housing (five-year pilot program)
This Fairfax County home ownership program is designed to help up to 26 families in greater western Fairfax County move into stable rental housing and then progress to home ownership. This program ended in June 2012 with many successes.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Families who have been chronically homeless with a head of household with a documented disability are guaranteed housing while children under the age of 18 live in the home.
Housing OpportUnities Strengthen Everyone (H.O.U.S.E.)
Reston Interfaith’s signature housing program, “H.O.U.S.E. – Housing OpportUnities Strengthen Everyone” is for families who have experienced homelessness. The households in the H.O.U.S.E. program have low income and face other barriers to stable and affordable permanent housing such as bad credit, high debt, or past evictions. In many cases, they were paying 50 percent or more of their income toward housing costs, leaving little or nothing for basic needs such as childcare, transportation, and health related expenses. Click here to read the H.O.U.S.E community impact statement.
Case management, financial education, employment and educational resources are key components of this program and have facilitated life-changing achievements. H.O.U.S.E. support services for adults focus on:
- Increasing annual income
- Reducing debt
- Managing financial assets
- Completing vocational training
- Maintaining emotional and physical health
- Finding community support
Questions about our Transitional Housing programs? Contact Maheen Nasim, Program Manager for Supportive Housing, 571-323-9560.