Georgetown South in Manassas: A neighborhood remaking itself

Sat, 09/14/2013 : Washington Post Each time Ron Taylor steps outside the squat brick townhouse he rents in the Manassas neighborhood of Georgetown South, the house next door is a reminder of how things used to be. It’s his old home, now vacant. The yard, where he once carefully carved a planter from a tree … Read more

Churches forgo the hammer on housing: Column

Wed, 08/28/2013 : USAToday The Christian housing ministry Habitat for Humanity builds houses using volunteer labor and has helped many low-income families become homeowners. But the recent foreclosure crisis and shortage of rental units have opened my eyes to an even bigger need — helping families to stay in their homes. Instead of swinging a … Read more

Group Says JPMorgan Did Not Help Virginia County Recover from Housing Crisis

Thu, 06/20/2013 : NPR – WAMU Fifty interfaith leaders and foreclosure victims working as part of the group Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) protested outside the J.P. Morgan Chase office in the District today. The group says the bank has refused to invest in a $30 million federal pilot program to help Prince … Read more

Faith Group Unveils Plan to Rebuild Blighted Homes

Sat, 06/08/2013 : Washington Jewish Week Jews in Northern Virginia were part of a coalition of some 50 religious communities that announced a $30 million reinvestment plan to rebuild deteriorating communities in Prince William County. The coalition, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, unveiled the plan June 3 at a Woodbridge school in … Read more

Va. Communities Receive $30 Million in Housing Redevelopment

Mon, 06/03/2013 : NBC 4 Washington The foreclosure crisis is long over in Prince William County, but hundreds of the abandoned, decaying properties are still left behind. A coalition of religious organizations is launching a plan to use $30 million to rehab foreclosed units and create more affordable rentals. Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement … Read more

VOICE set to announce $30 million foreclosure rehab program

Mon, 06/03/2013 : Prince William Today A vocal group of religious leaders on Monday night plans to announce a $30 million pilot program to rehabilitate townhouses in Prince William County left vacant by foreclosure. Organizers of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, said the Prince William Restoration Plan will rehabilitate more than 100 … Read more

Advocates: Pr. William communities to get $30m for housing pilot program

Mon, 06/03/2013 : Washington Post By Jeremy Borden. Millions in funding for a housing pilot program that would go toward restoring communities affected by the 2008 foreclosure crisis in Prince William County will be promised by two major financial institutions and a Virginia housing agency Monday, according to Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement. Prince … Read more

Community Fights Ruin From Foreclosure

Thu, 03/28/2013 : CNN When the housing crisis came, no community was hit harder than Georgetown South. Tom Foreman looks at the efforts of VOICE, a group in Virginia fighting to keep people in their homes.

VOICE sings Bank of America’s praises in Woodbridge

Tue, 10/02/2012 : Washington Post / AP The scene at a Prince William County church Monday night may have been startling to regulators and some homeowners just a few years ago: a room full of politicians, interfaith leaders and about 700 congregants rising to their feet and praising Bank of America, once reviled by some … Read more