Fairfax County passes a resolution honoring Homestretch for 30 years of providing housing and supportive services for homeless families.

Awards

2017 Sprague Champion Award for Affordable Housing Advocacy from the City of Falls Church

2017 McLean Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year award

2015 Carroll Shreve Award for Meritorious Service from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

2014 Northern Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax

2014 Helping Hand Award from the Washington Post, resulting in a series of articles about successful Homestretch graduates during November and December of 2014

2013 Fair Housing Award from the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission

2013 Business Person of the Year (presented to Executive Director Christopher Fay) by the McLean Rotary Club

2010 Best Volunteer Program from Volunteer Fairfax

2008 Blue Diamond Award from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

2005 Innovative Community Collaboration Award from the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT)

2004 Governor’s Award for Best Housing Program in Virginia

2001 Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award (honorable mention)

2000 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included Homestretch as a best practice model in a national report on community service agencies using performance based management to enhance service delivery in self-sufficiency programs for low income families

Achievements

The average family enters the program with over $5,000 in debt, pays that debt off within one year, and graduates the program a year later with over $5,000 in savings – an upward trajectory of over $10,000; this is done by dedicating 10% of their gross income to a savings account that also functions as a debt reduction program.

A poll of Homestretch graduates conducted by honor roll students of George Mason University in 2012 showed that 98% remained safely housed and employed two years after exiting Homestretch.

An outcome study conducted by Masters Students of George Washington University in 2013 showed that 95% of families remained safely housed and employed two to five years after exiting the program.

• 92% of adults are employed upon graduation

• 62% of adults are enrolled in educational or vocational programs while in Homestretch

• 10% of families become first time homebuyers within 3 years of leaving Homestretch

• $6,545 is the average net worth improvement of a family in Homestretch in one year

• $200,000 is the aggregate net worth improvement of all families in Homestretch in a year

• $3,336,435 is the net worth improvement of a family in Homestretch if they were to retain the pace they set while enrolled in Homestretch over 30 years

Fairfax County passes a resolution honoring Homestretch for 30 years of providing housing and supportive services for homeless families.

Awards

2017 Sprague Champion Award for Affordable Housing Advocacy from the City of Falls Church

2017 McLean Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year award

2015 Carroll Shreve Award for Meritorious Service from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

2014 Northern Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax

2014 Helping Hand Award from the Washington Post, resulting in a series of articles about successful Homestretch graduates during November and December of 2014

2013 Fair Housing Award from the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission

2013 Business Person of the Year (presented to Executive Director Christopher Fay) by the McLean Rotary Club

2010 Best Volunteer Program from Volunteer Fairfax

2008 Blue Diamond Award from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

2005 Innovative Community Collaboration Award from the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT)

2004 Governor’s Award for Best Housing Program in Virginia

2001 Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award (honorable mention)

2000 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included Homestretch as a best practice model in a national report on community service agencies using performance based management to enhance service delivery in self-sufficiency programs for low income families

Achievements

The average family enters the program with over $5,000 in debt, pays that debt off within one year, and graduates the program a year later with over $5,000 in savings – an upward trajectory of over $10,000; this is done by dedicating 10% of their gross income to a savings account that also functions as a debt reduction program.

A poll of Homestretch graduates conducted by honor roll students of George Mason University in 2012 showed that 98% remained safely housed and employed two years after exiting Homestretch.

An outcome study conducted by Masters Students of George Washington University in 2013 showed that 95% of families remained safely housed and employed two to five years after exiting the program.

• 92% of adults are employed upon graduation

• 62% of adults are enrolled in educational or vocational programs while in Homestretch

• 10% of families become first time homebuyers within 3 years of leaving Homestretch

• $6,545 is the average net worth improvement of a family in Homestretch in one year

• $200,000 is the aggregate net worth improvement of all families in Homestretch in a year

• $3,336,435 is the net worth improvement of a family in Homestretch if they were to retain the pace they set while enrolled in Homestretch over 30 years