The 2014 Point-in-Time (PIT) count for the region reported 159 individuals experiencing homelessness on the night of January 30, including three unsheltered adults and 156 sheltered individuals residing in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or motels paid by outside organizations. The sheltered count included 36 families with a total of 74 children, and seven individuals were experiencing chronic homelessness. The 2014 numbers are very close to those of the 2013 PIT count, which identified 155 individuals experiencing homelessness. The numbers of children and unsheltered individuals were higher in 2013, however, with 84 children and 12 unsheltered individuals.
Foothills Housing Network Efforts
FHN members currently operate emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and prevention programs through the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program.
Throughout FY14, Fauquier Family Shelter Services, Community Touch, Inc., and Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services sheltered 200 households experiencing homelessness. The Culpeper Heat Shelter housed 42 individuals, including 3 children. FHN’s Rapid Re-Housing program helped 89 households experiencing homelessness obtain permanent housing, and FHN’s Prevention program helped 66 households at risk of homelessness maintain their housing.