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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    Join us on Friday, October 30th for four spooktacular virtual games of Halloween bingo. The winner of each game will receive a gift card prize.  Halloween costumes are highly encouraged […]
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              Join us Friday, November 20 (right before Thanksgiving), for a Thanksgiving-themed cocktail making class featuring John Shope from Catoctin Creek and their Apple Brandy! During […]

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