Not in My Neighborhood

Not in My Neighborhood

by David Levine, President/CEO In a New York Times article this week, the author points out the growing demographic and socio-economic uniformity of neighborhoods. The “Not in My Backyard” (NIMBY) attitude is still alive and well and has dampened...
A Stepping Stone to Something Better

A Stepping Stone to Something Better

by David Levine, President/CEO The mother of two  Carla White moved into our housing program in July of 2012.  Because of her son’s chronic illness, the family lived “on the edge” and risked becoming homeless — once again. While living in GSH...
Housing affordability and kids: A direct link

Housing affordability and kids: A direct link

During this season of giving, many charities focus on helping children. Contributions to affordable housing programs are some of the biggest impacts donor can make to improve a child’s life, a lesson that’s worth remembering all year. Our experiences at Good Shepherd...
2017 National Rent Study

2017 National Rent Study

by David Levine, President/CEO Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Harvard released its 2017 America’s Rental Housing report.  (Its annual rental housing is a vital barometer of the state of the rental market).  For this year, the report points to...
Good Shepherd Housing Continues To Grow

Good Shepherd Housing Continues To Grow

by Lesley Hatch, COO/Vice President Good Shepherd Housing has bought its first maintenance van which was made possible by donations from GSH Board Member Mike Bennett and Ourisman Automotive of Virginia.   Since GSH first started purchasing housing units, we have...
Tax Reform and Affordable Housing

Tax Reform and Affordable Housing

The news from Capitol Hill about the federal tax overhaul bills has focused, at least in the mainstream press, on the impact on the middle-class and corporations. But one area of the bills that hasn’t received much attention matters greatly to the future of affordable...