The GSH Blog

Support the Housing Trust Fund

It’s disappointing that the House recommendations included no increase to the Housing trust fund which will be a critical tool in supporting both our current and future residents in securing housing near these employment centers.

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Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign’s recommendations include creating a larger supply of affordable housing and backstopping families with emergency financial support at times of housing crises. 

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Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

At the end of last year, Minneapolis was the first major metropolitan center in the country to allow three-family homes (“triplexes”) in single-family zoned neighborhoods.

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Emerging Housing Crisis

Emerging Housing Crisis

In his recent article for the Washington Post, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics points to the emerging crisis in housing. Whether it is through owning or renting a house, Zandi is clear that the crisis is around affordability. 

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Housing Insecurity and College

Housing Insecurity and College

The gap between the costs of college (with living expenses) and the financial resources of the student to attend college grew 23 percent from 2012 to 2016.

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

For better or for worse. Unfortunately for Sam, her husband decided to not stick around through the "for worse". Sam is a teacher in Northern Virginia, but when her husband left and refused to support his children financially, she found herself stuck in a position...

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First Annual Trunk or Treat a Sweet Success!

First Annual Trunk or Treat a Sweet Success!

Thanks to First AME of Alexandria and Quantum Property Management for all their participation in our Trunk or Treat event. A special thanks, too, to Carvana and Capital One for their support of the event. These supporters, and many others, made our...

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From Foreclosure to Stability

From Foreclosure to Stability

The 2008-2009 recession and the ensuing housing crisis was a challenge for many families in our community. Ms. Kenneth was no different. A mom of three, she lost her job like many others did in 2009. Depleting her savings, she tried to sell the home they owned, but with a loss of market value and a glut of properties, she had no takers. Sadly, she had to give the house back to the bank.

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Sunday Cleanup

Sunday Cleanup

by David Levine, President/CEO Thanks to our friends from Calvary Presbyterian Church for cleaning up part of Colchester Towne. With much energy, enthusiasm and warm gloves, the Calvary Church group jumped right in to the task this past Sunday. In no time, they...

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