Health and Human Services Report Card
by David Levine, President/CEO
It’s been a long time in the making, but Fairfax County’s Health and Human Services Department released its Report Card measuring and tracking the outcomes along six human services goals. One of these goals is sustainable housing, with an emphasis on safe, affordable and suitable housing.
While solid progress has been made in creating additional sustainable and affordable housing options, it is a little disheartening when one actually dives into the numbers. So, in FY2015, 846 units of affordable housing or housing options were added. But for low and moderate-income households across the County — which is truly our population— the Report Card reports that the gap in affordable housing is still 27,900 units.
However one cuts that number, it is enormous. It points to the great amount of work, dedication and commitment that is needed to address this singular housing problem in the County.
GSH is committed to resolving part of this gap. We do make a difference and we will transform many more lives through our affordable housing.