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VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

In October 2008, after 4 years of groundwork, 2,400 newly-minted VOICE leaders from 51 institutions across Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties came together to found VOICE at First Mt. Read more about VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

Building a Constituency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in NoVA - 2010

Virginia is consistently a swing state and plays a critical role at the national level.  In 2010, with the rise of efforts to press for federal comprehensive immigration reform, VOICE knew it would be essential to ensure that Northern Virginia had a well-organized multi-racial constituency to support just and realistic comprehensive immigration reform. Read more about Building a Constituency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in NoVA - 2010

Funding a New Dentist for Low Income Adults - 2009

Many VOICE congregations have food, shelter and other emergency services for the homeless and very low income.  One chronic problem they saw was poor dental care among their guests.  Poor dental care would cause people great pain, disruptions from work, and lead to other health problems.  Churches would often pick up the tab to get people help.  Read more about Funding a New Dentist for Low Income Adults - 2009

Public Housing Tenants in Alexandria City Take on the Housing Authority – 2009 & 2010

Since the 1950’s the James Bland public housing complex – 8.5 acres with 365 units - rested across the street from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. After chronic complaints, VOICE faith leaders from across Alexandria worked with tenants to document housing code and health issues like sewage backups, and why tenants’ electric bills were so high. We turned out 125 people in the basement of St. Read more about Public Housing Tenants in Alexandria City Take on the Housing Authority – 2009 & 2010

3. Housing in Alexandria City, Arlington and Central Fairfax

Early on, VOICE gained a reputation for organizing tenants to address housing code violations and improve their living conditions. Now we want to build broad constituencies of organizations (churches and other community organizations) strong enough to preserve and build affordable and permanent supportive housing in key areas. Read more about 3. Housing in Alexandria City, Arlington and Central Fairfax