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.

DID YOU KNOW...

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83% of households we help are families with children

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

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11% of Virginia families live in poverty

We help working households as well as individuals with fixed incomes to obtain housing that is affordable, by providing 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.

Are you in need of housing?

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GSH provides grants up to $350 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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NEWS

Embark Housing Advisory Group formed

A new affordable housing advisory group mandated by the Embark Richmond Highway comprehensive plan amendment has been established and is meeting monthly.

EVENTS

  • Oct 27Windows Into Wonderland Gala
    Join us “through the looking glass” for an inspirational evening and enjoy cocktails, delectable plates, live and silent auctions, casino gaming, desserts and dancing. Saturday, October 27, 2018 6:30 pm […]
  • Nov 15Good Shepherd Housing Community Shopping Event
    Get your holiday shopping done while helping out a local program that fights against homelessness. TTV of Alexandria will be hosting Good Shepherd Housing again for an evening of shopping […]
  • Mar 23Beach Bingo
    Got the winter blues? Enjoy a fun, family-friendly night out for pasta and bingo and support Good Shepherd Housing. More details to come soon!

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

  • “Thank you so much for helping my family to not have our electricity cut off while we are trying to muddle through these tough times. It is hard to ask for help when you’re used to be self sufficient!”

    SR

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

-AH

“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.”

-SS

“We are incredibly grateful to you for your help in helping us prevent our water from being shut off in late summer. God bless.”

- LS