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A Broader Base for Arlington Affordable Housing - June 23, 2013

VOICE turned our 550 people for affordable housing in Arlington - this time with a deeper base of teachers assistants from local schools and tenants from Columbia Pike Apartments - and challenged themselves to collect 10,000 signatures for affordable housing. Read more about A Broader Base for Arlington Affordable Housing - June 23, 2013

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

Restore Our Bus Service in Arlington - March 19, 2011

VOICE Arlington Congregations organized a 100-person action to get a public bus running between the west end of Columbia Pike and the new Arlington Dept of Human Serivces Building. Read more about Restore Our Bus Service in Arlington - March 19, 2011

VOICE Launches Affordable Housing Campaign in Arlington - March 24, 2012

More than 300 people came out to St Mary's Episcopal Church for a V.O.I.C.E. Action calling for a new commitment by the County Board to address the affordable housing crisis in the county. Two residents -- one the owner of a licensed home-cleaning business who can afford an apartment only with the help of two incomes and the other a teacher who must live with her parents because she cannot afford an apartment -- put faces to the statistics. Read more about VOICE Launches Affordable Housing Campaign in Arlington - March 24, 2012

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

Restoring Bus Service to Arlington Families - 2011

When the Department of Human Services moved to a new location in Arlington, many low-income residents found the time and money they spent in transportation there greatly increased. To make her appointments, Carolina Espino had two choices. With two young children in tow, she could take two buses and cross busy streets to make the transfer. Read more about Restoring Bus Service to Arlington Families - 2011

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