Housing & Homelessness Coordination
NEED IMMEDIATE HOUSING ASSISTANCE?
Call Foothills Housing Network Central Entry at (540) 724-6630 and leave a brief message.
FHN Central Entry strives to return all calls within 24 hours.
The Regional Commission works with member jurisdictions, area housing providers and non-profit housing organizations on a number of housing and homelessness planning efforts. The Regional Commission serves as the lead agency of the Foothills Housing Network, with a primary focus on homelessness prevention and assistance. The Commission has also provided leadership and support for past affordable housing efforts in conjunction with the Fauquier County Affordable Housing Committee, the Culpeper Affordable Housing Committee and the region-wide Workforce Affordable Housing Committee.
In 2020, the Commission secured funding from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) to support a regional housing study. This study will enable the Commission and member jurisdictions to collect housing, demographic and socio-economic data at regional and local levels, explore the role of housing in economic development, review local ordinances related to housing development, and develop strategies for short-term and long-term housing opportunities in the region.
THE FOOTHILLS HOUSING NETWORK
The Foothills Housing Network (FHN) is the partnership of agencies and organizations working to prevent and end homelessness within the Rappahannock-Rapidan region. More information on the Foothills Housing Network can be found on its website: http://www.foothillshousing.org.
FHN is responsible for planning and implementing the regional homelessness services system, which connects those currently experiencing homelessness and those at risk of entering homelessness to the service providers best suited to meet individual or household needs. FHN recognizes that its long-term approach to homelessness must address affordable housing, and has recently begun building on past regional efforts toward affordable housing solutions.
FHN is a planning group of the Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC), which is the HUD-designated CoC for parts of Virginia not covered by independent CoCs. The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission is lead agency for FHN.