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 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?
GSH provides grants up to $350 per family in the period of a year to prevent evictions and utility disconnections, 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?
Last Wednesday evening, about 50 local residents attended a conversation on housing affordability hosted by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. The speakers were Tom Fleetwood, Director of Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development, David Levine, President/CEO of Good Shepherd Housing, and Kyle Talente, Economist/Principal at RKG Associates (and former President of SFDC).
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday celebrating the acquisition of its 60th unit preserving affordable housing in Fairfax County. Its newest unit is a one-bedroom apartment in the Colchester Towne complex on Audubon Avenue for a senior citizen aged 62 or older, or an individual with a disability.
- Dec 14Community Shopping Event at 10,000 Villages Alexandria
Get your holiday shopping done while helping out a local program that fights against homelessness! 10,000 Villages of Alexandria will be hosting Good Shepherd Housing for an evening of shopping […]
- Jan 8Friends of GSH Tour
Have you ever wondered what our apartments look like? Would you like to understand what kind of services we offer? We are offering a tour of our office, our service […]
- Jan 20Grapes and Hops at Cedar Knoll
Join GSH for a Virginia wine and beer tasting with hors d’oeuvres on January 20, 2018 from 4pm—7pm at historic Cedar Knoll in Alexandria. Situated on property once owned by our first […]
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!”