For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Good Shepherd Housing Press Contact: Candice Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-559-1744
Good Shepherd Housing Executive Director to Depart in March
Departure Follows Record Year of Growth
Alexandria, Virginia — Today, the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) David Levine announced his intention to leave the organization in early March, after serving GSH for nearly 14 years, including nine as its leader.
Under Mr. Levine’s leadership, the organization has grown its affordable rental housing stock by 55%, launched a capital campaign which achieved its primary goal of acquiring 30 rental units at Colchester Towne Condominium, secured a stronger financial foundation for the organization, and guided the development of successful service programs. The organization is well-positioned to have an even greater impact in the years ahead by providing affordable housing and support services to the Northern Virginia community.
In 2022, GSH secured its largest-ever gift from Amazon, a $2 million award for the acquisition and operation of additional affordable rental units. With this support, and that of other individual donors, GSH completed a record number of 18 acquisitions to advance its affordable housing mission.
“The Board of Directors is grateful for David’s tremendous leadership and looks forward to working with him on a seamless transition. We also wish him the best success in his new endeavors within the area of affordable housing,” said Willie Tate, Good Shepherd Housing Board of Directors Chairman.
Mr. Levine has been named as the new Executive Director for Mountainlands Community Housing Trust based in Park City, Utah. As the principal affordable housing developer east of Salt Lake City, Mountainlands pursues its housing mission in Park City and two nearby Utah counties.
“While I’ll miss all my colleagues and working partners in northern Virginia, I feel it is also the right time for GSH to transition to new leadership that can build on our successes,” said Mr. Levine. “I’m leaving GSH knowing that we have strengthened the organization with the resources, talent, strategic goals, and finances to take it to the next level of success.”
Good Shepherd Housing is beginning its search process, including the naming of an interim Executive Director, and concluding with the selection of a permanent Executive Director.
About Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
Since 1974, GSH has been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency by providing permanent affordable housing, emergency financial services, budget counseling and case management to working families in Fairfax County. Earning recognition and awards for its work, GSH received the 2013 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management in a competition with 48 leading regional nonprofits. GSH has also been selected as one of the best nonprofits over many years by the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy.
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