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Annie, Resident of The Homestead at Anoka, Finds Joy in Pen Pal Program

January 27, 2024 – Annie, a cherished resident at The Homestead at Anoka, has discovered a newfound source of joy and connection through her participation in a heartwarming pen pal program. Embracing the art of letter writing, Annie has become a beloved pen pal, sharing stories, experiences, and wisdom with her distant correspondent. This program not only allows Annie to express herself creatively but also fosters meaningful connections with others beyond the walls of the community. Through the exchange of letters, Annie has found a sense of purpose and camaraderie, highlighting the positive impact that intergenerational communication can have on…

Five Minutes With David Nisivoccia

December 13, 2023 – Our own Executive VP & COO of VOANS, David Nisivoccia, talks with HAND about his first 100 days with VOANS, the challenges we are taking on in affordable housing and an exciting new project to support the D.C. area.  Read more here. HAND is a nonprofit membership collective working across the private, public and social sectors to collaborate in the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Capital Region of Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond.

FOX Interview: VOA Creates Innovative Dwellings for Veterans

November 27, 2023 – We’re excited to share that Volunteers of America was featured on FOX News Channel, the top-rated national news network, yesterday afternoon. Our very own Lee Goldstein, Director of Housing Initiatives, did a three-minute interview on the innovative ways we are providing affordable housing for homeless veterans. From refurbished shipping containers to repurposed tiny homes, VOA is developing accessory dwelling units in multiple communities across the country, working to provide cutting-edge housing solutions for our nation’s heroes. Watch full video here.

Grand Opening of The Oaks

November 9, 2023 – Presenting The Oaks, our newest senior housing project just delivered in Dallas. 260 mixed-income rental units serving primarily lower-income seniors in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, featuring luxury amenities, improved public infrastructure, resident services, technology and health supports for aging in place, and a community health clinic, not to mention a great view of downtown from the roof deck! This marquee ~$60M project was spearheaded by Deborah Welchel, in partnership with DHA Troy Broussard Tim Lott Debbie Quitugua, Volunteers of America-Texas Angela King and the City of Dallas. Fantastic partners all around on this one: Spring Valley Construction Company Humphreys & Partners Architects Lument Bank of America Coats Rose, P.C. Scott Dueker Volunteers…

Congratulations to one of our finalists for the 2023 IMPACT Awards: Cadence!

October 18, 2023 – Cadence is a 55-unit senior apartment building developed by Volunteers of America – National (VOANS) offering one- and two-bedroom apartments at 20-80% AMI, with an average AMI of 51%, demonstrating deep affordability. The building was designed to meet a critical need for senior housing in Fort Collins and support the independence and well-being of residents as they age in place. This critical and high-quality senior affordable housing serves the goal of uplifting seniors and allowing them to live independently at this site as long as they are able, rather than moving into more costly healthcare-related housing. This site…

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