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Funds to be used for the acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing for low-income households At its last Board meeting in December 2017, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) approved the awarding of approximately $1.6...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The Mount Vernon-Lee area is blessed to have numerous non-profit organizations, all dedicated to assisting the residents living primarily along the Richmond Highway corridor, who do not compete against each other but instead complement each other’s various missions.
By Tim Peterson Over the next 10 years, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services would like to add 150 units to the number it offers to clients struggling to find affordable housing in Fairfax County. That goal triples the Mount Vernon-based nonprofit’s current rate...