Streetlight Community Outreach is working to fight back against the homelessness issue in Prince William County.
The topic has been at the forefront recently, as a Landlord Summit was recently hosted by Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson, and several individuals are in the process of being removed from a large homeless camp behind Bungalow Alehouse in Woodbridge.
According to Streetlight Community Outreach representative Joyce Entremont, the organization has been able to find permanent housing for four couples, and are currently working to find housing for another couple that is currently at the Bungalow Alehouse site.
The 2016 report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments states that there are 400 individuals classified as homeless in the county, many of which are children.
“We are currently conducting a property search for 4 acres of land to build a multi-unit upscale apartment complex that will offer permanent supportive housing with supportive services. This kind of housing is desperately needed for the unsheltered homeless in Prince William County and this model is already considered a best model practice in other communities throughout the nation. We need to work together to lift our homeless neighbors out of their impoverished environment and help them obtain a place that will that will promote a sense of dignity and self worth,” stated Entremont.
For information about what Streetlight Community Outreach is doing, click here.
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