DID YOU KNOW...
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.
Are you in need of housing?
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?
Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria Presented with 2019 Good Shepherd Housing Philanthropy Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 12, 2019 CONTACT: Amber Roseboom Director of Media Relations Catholic Diocese of Arlington 571-215-8731 Amber.Roseboom@arlingtondiocese.org Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria Presented with 2019 Good Shepherd Housing...
By: coveringthecorridor.com The Eviction Lab in Richmond has mapped our census tracks for race and the percentage of evictions. You can see that the rate of evictions is high in the Richmond Highway Community. Speakers: Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, Deputy Director of...
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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.”