Providing Affordable Housing to Those In Need
Volunteers of America has understood the power of housing as a foundation for life since its beginnings in 1896.
And since those early days, Volunteers of America has grown into one of the largest and most effective nonprofit housing organizations in the nation. In its 2013 ranking, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine ranked Volunteers of America as the 6th largest affordable housing owner and first in nonprofit owners when counting the number of units owned – 17,319 units.
Our network of affordable housing facilities now includes 377 properties in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With a comprehensive continuum of housing services, Volunteers of America responds to the varied needs of individuals and families—from sheltering those without homes to assisting first-time home-buyers.
When the recent recession hit, we knew even more people would be seeking affordable housing. In the face of the recession, we added to the type of housing we provide and tracked down fresh funding services. We took this approach because, as research has shown, conditions for America’s renters were continuing to worsen - in particular - for those in the lowest income brackets and we wanted to continue making a difference in the lives of those in need.
Providing a safe, stable place for seniors, families and those with special needs to live allows us to provide the services we are known for in settings where our clients and residents feel safe and cared for. Our success continues to help those like Jeannette and others find a safe place to call home.