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Providing Affordable Housing

For the people we support, a home is far more than shelter.

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As one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing, we provide - not only safe, affordable housing - but also the vital support services needed to thrive.

As a nonprofit provider of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households, we create and manage housing for the homeless, families with children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, including physical and mental disabilities and veterans and their families.

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"I came to visit some friends here and immediately liked it so much, I knew this is where I wanted to be. I liked it because everyone was so friendly and it felt more like a home." - Jeannette, a resident of one of our affordable homes for seniors in New England

About Our Affordable Housing

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. 

Our network of affordable housing facilities now includes 377 properties in 40 states and Puerto Rico and our nationwide portfolio has grown to 17,149 affordable housing units and includes large urban complexes, small rural developments, elderly housing, multifamily housing and housing for those with disabilities. We house more than 25,000 people each year. 

Additionally, we are also a national leader in providing care and housing for seniors. In the United States today, we are one of the largest nonprofit providers of affordable senior housing and we are a leading nonprofit provider of skilled nursing care and assisted living for seniors. With a comprehensive continuum of housing services, we respond to the varied needs of individuals and families—from sheltering those without homes to assisting first-time home-buyers. 

Providing a safe, stable place for seniors, families and those with special needs to live allows us to also offer 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.

We are also a proud member of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a national nonprofit group dedicated to helping make our communities more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable through community planning and development. 

Wherever there are people who need homes, Volunteers of America will be there, extending a smile and a helping hand.