The GSH Blog

Fraud Victim At Risk of Water Shutoff

Fraud Victim At Risk of Water Shutoff

Scams continue to proliferate right and left, and scammers target individuals who are more likely to trust others. Unfortunately, we have had several clients who have been victims of a variety of financial scams. Just recently, we had a single mom come to us who had...

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Customized Housing Solutions Make the Difference

Customized Housing Solutions Make the Difference

The Jansen family came to Good Shepherd Housing several years ago struggling to stay in housing. A family of four with a dad, a mom, and two daughters, they were initially placed in a two-bedroom apartment that was available and within their budget. They unfortunately...

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Helping Where It Counts

Helping Where It Counts

by David Levine, President/CEO Today, I had a phone conversation with one of our residents, the mother of a West Potomac High School junior. A new arrival to our area in July 2012, and an Army veteran, the mother came to our service area in search of better employment...

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GSH Supporters Help 134 Schoolchildren

GSH Supporters Help 134 Schoolchildren

Thanks to our generous community, our supporters provided 134 backpacks and school supplies for local schoolchildren! This could not have been done without all of you. Thank you to our community supporters who hosted a school supply collection site - Hollin Hall...

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Are We Helping Families?

Are We Helping Families?

by David Levine, President/CEO This week I participated in a lively discussion within the local provider community. Maurico Miller, the founder of the Family Independence Initiative, wrote this op-ed in the New York Times challenging some accepted assumptions about...

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An Accident and a Lost Job

An Accident and a Lost Job

by Jessica Seckman, Emergency Services Manager Jason is a local resident who has two jobs, a full time job in construction and a part time job in community services. He not only works to make ends meet, but he chooses to also work in a job where he helps others facing...

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On the Right Track

On the Right Track

by Aleisha Wilhite, Community Case Manager Janelle has been a part of the Good Shepherd Housing ABC program since August of 2016. Janelle and her daughter sought out housing assistance after she could not afford the rent at her previous home. She had been living in...

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Cost Burdens Increasing for Renters

Cost Burdens Increasing for Renters

by David Levine, President/CEO Just last week, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard released its 2017 report on the nation's housing.  Year after year, this vital report provides the most extensive and complete survey of the US housing...

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Virginia Grapes and Hops Was a Success!

Virginia Grapes and Hops Was a Success!

Thank you to all of our guests and sponsors this afternoon. Thank you to Cedar Knoll for hosting us, and Port City Brewing Company and Siema Wines for pouring their wares. With the community's support, we raised $10,000 to support our mission of affordable housing in...

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Report from Dr. Fuller on the Region’s Economic Health

Report from Dr. Fuller on the Region’s Economic Health

by David Levine, President/CEO Dr. Steven Fuller of the Fuller Institute at George Mason University is probably the leading prognosticator/forecaster/crystal-ball interpreter for the Washington DC region.  His eponymous institute issued a report this...

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