Lee Goldstein Honored with Housing Achievement Emerging Leader Award at the 33rd Annual HAND Honors Held at the Kennedy Center on June 13

The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) recently awarded the 2024 Housing Achievement Emerging Leader Award to Lee Goldstein, director of strategic initiatives for Volunteers of America National Services. VOANS is Volunteers of America’s national affordable housing and healthcare subsidiary. This recognition celebrates an individual under the age of 40 who has an exemplary dedication to, and notable achievements in, the mission of preserving or developing affordable housing in their respective field. Goldstein accepted the award on June 13 at the 33rd Annual HAND Honors ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “This award is a tremendous honor, but…

VOANS Names Larenda Love-Butler as New Board and Committee Relations Manager

June 3, 2024 – Volunteers of America National Services announced that Larenda Love-Butler has been promoted to Board and Committee Relations Manager, effective May 28, 2024. Love-Butler currently serves as VOANS’ senior project manager responsible for managing and implementing strategic initiatives in housing and leading the department’s efforts to improve business performance. As Board and Committee Relations Manager, Love-Butler will serve as liaison for the members of VOANS committees and board of directors; will build relationships with board and committee members; and manage internal processes that directly impact board and committee operations. “Larenda has more than 16 years of organizational…

VOANS Names Dee Dee Beaty as New Senior Vice President of Housing

May 29, 2024 — Volunteers of America National Services, an affordable housing developer and senior healthcare provider with operations nationwide, welcomes Dejernette (Dee Dee) Beaty as senior vice president of housing beginning June 24. Beaty joins VOANS after serving as the chief real estate officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for the last 14 months. In that role, her responsibilities were to direct the overall administration and management of the Real Estate Group’s activities which included real estate planning and development; construction management; real estate underwriting; and asset and property management. In total, Beaty spent 14 years at AHA…

VOANS Celebrates New Affordable Senior Housing in Anoka, MN

Nolte River Place provides 80 new units for older adults May 28, 2024 — Volunteers of America National Services is excited to announce the grand opening of a new affordable senior housing development to expand the inventory of quality, affordable housing options in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul. Nolte River Place, developed by VOANS, will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at 3011 5th Ave., Anoka, Minn. “At Volunteers of America, we believe seniors deserve to live their golden years with dignity, purpose and security. Nolte River Place reflects our unwavering commitment to providing…

VOANS Senior Vice President of Healthcare Announcement

March 18, 2024 — Volunteers of America National Services recently announced that Paul F. Soczynski has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Healthcare and will oversee VOANS’ health care and PACE services. Read the full press release here.

VOANS Director of Communications Announcement

March 13, 2024 — Volunteers of America National Services recently announced that Raytevia Evans has taken the position of its new Director of Communications. Evans brings a wealth of knowledge and experience after previously working as a local reporter and a public information officer in higher education and local government. Read the full press release here.

Dave Nicosa


September 5, 2023 – “I am overjoyed to welcome David Nisivoccia as VOA’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VOANS, one of the nation’s oldest and largest developers and providers of affordable housing. David arrives with more than 25 years of executive and senior management experience in affordable housing, most recently serving as CEO of the Denver Housing Authority. I am confident that his leadership skills and housing acumen will propel VOANS to a new level. At the heart of VOA are mission-driven professionals who care about serving those in need. David shares the same passion, and…

TaleGate Brings the State Fair to Seniors in 3 Minnesota Communities

August 31, 2023 – The Homestead at Anoka, The Homestead at Maplewood and The Homestead at Rochester ended the summer with a TaleGate event – bringing the fair to their residents, staff and families. From a petting zoo of farm animals to a classic car show and lots of food, music and games – fun was had by all. To view the Rochester video (Via ABC 6 News), click here.

Healthy Living: Outpatient therapy services for seniors at The Preserve

August 14, 2023 – The Preserve in Fort Myers is a boutique assisted living and memory care community in Fort Myers. Not only is it home to many seniors who need health care services as they age, but they also offer outpatient rehabilitation services for nonresidents. After a major illness, injury, or surgery, doctors often prescribe rehabilitation to help patients transition back to daily life and activities safely, and this is especially true for seniors. Rehabilitation can include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of treatment in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. To view the story,…

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