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Embark Housing Advisory Group formed

Embark Housing Advisory Group formed

A new affordable housing advisory group mandated by the Embark Richmond Highway comprehensive plan amendment has been established and is meeting monthly.

SFDC Hosts Discussion of Area Housing Affordability

SFDC Hosts Discussion of Area Housing Affordability

Last Wednesday evening, about 50 local residents attended a conversation on housing affordability hosted by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. The speakers were Tom Fleetwood, Director of Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development, David Levine, President/CEO of Good Shepherd Housing, and Kyle Talente, Economist/Principal at RKG Associates (and former President of SFDC).

GSH Adds Affordable Housing

GSH Adds Affordable Housing

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday celebrating the acquisition of its 60th unit preserving affordable housing in Fairfax County. Its newest unit is a one-bedroom apartment in the Colchester Towne complex on Audubon Avenue for a senior citizen aged 62 or older, or an individual with a disability.

GSH Names Its New Board of Directors

GSH Names Its New Board of Directors

Mount Vernon Voice-Good Shepherd Housing, a non-profit affordable housing developer and provider, has announced the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year, led by Board Chair Alexis Feeney Tallman of Alexandria.

UPS Partners to Help GSH Clients

UPS Partners to Help GSH Clients

Mount Vernon Voice-Erica McCants, business development manager of UPS, presented a check for $5,000 to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services president and CEO David Levine for the kickoff of a new financial empowerment program for GSH clients. The Changepurse program is a tailored financial mentoring program where participants will meet to discuss attitudes about money and management skills.

Downsizing Helps Out Four Families

Downsizing Helps Out Four Families

Mount Vernon Voice-A family in Washington, DC recently decided to downsize and generously offered their extra furniture to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services knowing it helped families living on tight budgets as they turn around their financial situations.

Real Estate Prices and Salaries Top Non-Profit Help List

Enlisting support from businesses and community. By Mike Salmon, Mount Vernon Gazette Mount Vernon — With a two-bedroom apartment averaging $1,700 a month and nearly half of the salaries in the county at $50,000 a year or less, the non-profit community support groups...

Wine, Beer & Helping Others

Wine, Beer & Helping Others

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services hosted “Virginia Grapes & Hops” Saturday at the Cedar Knoll Restaurant giving the opportunity for supporters to sample wines and beer from the Port City Brewery in Alexandria and hors d’oeuvres. The event proceeds helped to transform the lives of a family on the brink of homelessness with access to affordable housing, provide emergency relief to a struggling neighbor, or send a child in GSH programs to summer camp.