For over 50 years, Good Shepherd Housing has been at the forefront of tackling housing challenges in Fairfax County, Virginia. By transforming properties into affordable housing solutions, we turn the key to brighter futures for those on the brink of being unhoused or priced out of their communities.

Our mission goes beyond providing a roof over heads. We create spaces where safety, opportunity, and community converge, enabling individuals and families to build stable, fulfilling lives.

Join us in this enduring journey of transformation. Together, we're not just providing homes; we're unlocking potential, weaving a stronger community fabric, one family, one story at a time.



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

Are you in need of housing?

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, challenging rental histories, little or no savings, and low incomes.

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Are you in need of emergency financial assistance?

GSH provides grants up to $1150 per family in the period of a year to prevent evictions, or help with first month’s 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.
Assistance is limited to once every 12 months.

GSH only accepts Emergency Services referrals through Fairfax County’s Coordinated Services Planning (CSP). If you are in need of assistance, please contact CSP directly at (703) 222-0880.

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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.”


Office Address:
8253 Backlick Rd Suite L
Lorton, VA 22079

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1266
Newington, VA 22122-9998

Phone: 1-703-768-9404
Fax: 703-768-9419 
TTY: 711