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…

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,…

A Veteran’s Story Comes Full Circle

July 25, 2023 – It is Hire a Veteran Day. See the inspiring story of how Phillip Mullins went from receiving help as a homeless veteran from Volunteers of America to helping others as a physical therapy assistant at our community, The Preserve in Fort Myers, Florida. Read More Here.

2023 national conference in Nashville, TN

VOANS Leaders Gathered and Learned at the VOA National Convention

June 3-6, 2023 – VOANS Leaders Gathered and Learned at the VOA National Convention. Learning and discussion sessions included topics such as health equity, workforce development with innovative diversity, equity and inclusion practices and communication for human beings.

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Katelin Dietel joins Elder Homestead at Residential Director

April 3, 2023 – Elder Homestead, an assisted living and memory care community affiliated with Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS), has appointed Katelin Dietel as its new residential director. Dietel brings experience as both a residential director and a licensed social worker to oversee the strategy and day- to-day operations of the community located on the border of Minnetonka and Hopkins.

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