Awarded Organization of the Year from the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce

December 18, 2015

Acquired 50th property

November 30, 2015

Selected as a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 30, 2014

Received the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

June 30, 2013

Received the Non-Profit of the Year Award from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

June 20, 2012

Received the Board Leadership Award from the center for nonprofit advancement

May 20, 2012

Received an award for Outstanding Community Service and Involvement in the greater Washington D.C. Region from Winchester Homes

June 30, 2008

Selected as a featured charity in the 2006-2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 30, 2006

Received the Community Trustee-Non-Profit Award from Leadership Fairfax

June 30, 2003

Received the Eureka Mentor Award from Eureka Boston

June 30, 2002

Received HUD’s “Best Practices Award” for the Mid-Atlantic Region

June 30, 2000

Received the Outstanding Human Service Agency Award from the Human Services Coalition: Non-Profit Agencies Serving Northern Virginia

June 30, 1999

Received an award for Outstanding Community Support from the Gum Springs Community Center Advisory Board

June 30, 1999

Initiated Virginia & Federal Children’s Medicaid Assistance Program

June 30, 1998

Initiated Home Buyer Club to provide program to encourage tenants to save monthly for down payments

June 30, 1998

Initiated Positive Preventing Program in conjunction with Women’s Center

June 30, 1997

Received Community Development Block Grant (federal funding) through County DHCD for full-time Case Manager

June 30, 1994

Received two VISTA Volunteers (Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinators)

June 30, 1993

Received Meyer Foundation Grant for part-time Case Manager

June 30, 1993

Moved to 6301 Richmond Highway

June 30, 1992

Hired Executive Director and Administrative Assistant

June 30, 1990

Acquired first office at 8332 Richmond Highway

June 30, 1989

Department of Community Action (DCA) support received

June 30, 1988

Began receiving support from Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

June 30, 1987

Received first Section-8 subsidized tenant

June 30, 1985

Initiated furniture recycling program

June 30, 1982

Initiated rental/sublet program on limited basis (one tenant)

June 30, 1981

Acquisition of Mondloch House

June 30, 1978

GSH, in association with 12 church and community organizations, acquired Mondloch House (named for GSH President Robert Mondloch) with county funds and was managed by Route One Corridor Housing

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Vietnamese and Laotian Refugee program initiated

June 30, 1975

House on Holland Road occupied by struggling couple with nine children

April 18, 1975

Acquisition of House on Holland Road

December 20, 1974

First Annual Meeting

June 23, 1974

Incorporated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

January 31, 1974