The GSH Blog

Is Inclusionary Zoning a Solution to Supply and Demand?

Is Inclusionary Zoning a Solution to Supply and Demand?

One solution floated often in large cities grappling with a dire lack of affordable housing is inclusionary zoning — letting developers have certain leeways in residential or mixed-use projects if they include housing units capped at below-market rent or sales for...

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Catching Up After Losing a Job

Catching Up After Losing a Job

Autumn was working hard as a single mom and wasn't receiving child support. Unfortunately this summer, the contract on her job ran out, and she found herself unemployed. To make matters worse, she had difficulty finding a new job as she fell ill and was unable to...

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Turning Things Around

Turning Things Around

by Aleisha Wilhite, Community Case Manager Sandra came to GSH in desperate need of housing. She is a young single mother whose children receive limited social security disability income. She was unable to find a landlord who would accept her housing voucher....

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GSH Celebrates Its 60th Unit

GSH Celebrates Its 60th Unit

On September 29, 2017, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc. (GSH) acquired its 60th unit. This particular unit in Colchester Towne is a one-bedroom apartment designated for a senior citizen (62 years or older) or an individual with a disability. Each...

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Team Work is Dream Work!

Team Work is Dream Work!

by Lesley Hatch, Vice President/COO GSH leases, as well as owns, housing units.  Unlike our owned units, leased units can be rented to families at any income level. Many of these families make enough to afford market rent, but they have poor credit or a past eviction...

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