St. Joseph’s Villa had the honor of welcoming Governor McDonnell to our campus on June 24, 2013 for his Road to Ending Homelessness Press Conference. During the press conference, the Governor announced a 16% decline in homelessness throughout Virginia over the last three years. He attributed much of the success to rapid re-housing and cited St. Joseph’s Villa as a state leader in reducing homelessness.
Today (July 1, 2013), the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services completes its three-year transition to the rapid re-housing model. Learn more in our press release.
Quanasia Harrison, whose family was among the first to be rapidly re-housed by Flagler in 2010, spoke about her experience at the conference. Of the 30 families rapidly re-housed three years ago, 97% have stayed in permanent housing to this day.