Fostering Opportunity-Rich Neighborhoods

With your help, our award-winning affordable housing programs have been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency among working families, senior citizens and residents with disabilities in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, Virginia.



83% of households we help are families with children


We provide stable housing and other services for more than 1,000 working-class families each year


11% of Virginia families live in poverty

We help low-income families and individuals by providing affordable, stable housing and individualized case management that will help them address structural barriers to long-term housing like poor credit histories, itinerant rental histories, little or no savings, and low incomes.

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GSH provides grants up to $500 per family in the period of a year to prevent evictions, or help with first months rents and security deposits. Grant applicants are carefully evaluated for factors that lead to long-term housing stability, helping us keep households at risk of homelessness from losing their home. Eligible clients must live within the following zip codes: 22303, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22315, 22060, and 22079.

Are you in need of emergency financial assistance?

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A Message to Our Community – Un Mensaje Para Nuestra Comunidad

Our country, region, and communities are reeling with outrage from acts of racism we have witnessed in the past few weeks, specifically with the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others. We at Good Shepherd Housing feel we must speak up....

Fairfax officials divide up $200 million in federal COVID cash

BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette Newspapers Fairfax County officials are considering how to disburse more than $200 million in federal moneys from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. The one-time funds may be used only...


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See what some of the families are saying about how GSH was able to help them…

  • Words can’t express the appreciation I have for the rental assistance I received from you all after my car accident left me unable to work. I was able to focus on recovering without fear of losing my home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • “After losing my husband to a heart attack, I was left with 3 children to care for, and no job. GSH helped me apply for a housing voucher and become more self-sufficient. I was able to find a job and become more financially stable. I honestly do not know what I would have done without the help, understanding and strength I received from GSH.”

  • “Thank you for your assistance programs! You all saved the day and we appreciate all that you do to help families in situations like ours.”

  • “With the help of GSH, I have been able to improve my life with self-sufficiency, which has placed me in a better position to purchase my first home! GSH is a great program for someone who is in need of a new beginning in their lives and is working towards making some positive changes.”

  • “We are very grateful for your program. Life has turned for the better for us. After nine months, my husband is now employed again.”


Office Address:
8305 Richmond Hwy #17B
Alexandria, VA 22309

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 15096
Alexandria, VA 22309

Phone: 1-703-768-9404
Fax: 703-768-9419 
TTY: 711