The GSH Blog

Caring for her grandchildren

Caring for her grandchildren

  After her retirement, Sue was unable to afford the rent on her small apartment and was forced to move out. She had also recently taken guardianship of her grandchildren, including her grandson who suffers from a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment....

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Old Town Alexandria’s Butterfly Effect

Old Town Alexandria’s Butterfly Effect

The butterfly mural on the wall at the corner of King and Patrick Streets in Old Town is more than just a pretty picture. The mural is part of a fun, interactive fundraising initiative by Alexandria's Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker funded by Tasha Wall, founder...

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Adjusting to Life as a Single Father

Michael, who works as a computer technician, recently came to GSH in search of housing for himself and his newborn daughter. Michael had unexpectedly found himself thrust into single parenthood and knew that he needed to find an affordable place for them to call home....

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Pursuing Affordable Housing Now

Attitudes are shifting on the need for affordable housing. With Amazon’s decision to locate its HQ2 in Crystal City, everyone began to talk about affordable housing and existing gaps.

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Can Housing Supply Meet Demand?

Can Housing Supply Meet Demand?

The Fairfax County government estimates a need for an additional 15,000 affordable housing units (for households who do not earn more than $60,000 a year). It is not clear that additional housing supply will meet the demands for affordable housing.

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