Support from the TD Charitable Foundation will help Northern Virginia Family Service support families living in Affordable Rental Units
Oakton, VA, March 8, 2022 – Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), one of the largest human services providers in Northern Virginia, was recently awarded a $150,000 Housing for Everyone grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. Northern Virginia Family Service is one of 33 organizations selected from more than 357 applicants to receive a Housing for Everyone grant as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program helping to provide affordable housing since 2005.
The Housing for Everyone grant from TD Charitable Foundation will expand NVFS’ capacity to provide personalized services for NVFS’ 50 Affordable Rental Unit residents, the majority of whom are female-headed households with low incomes. The support will also fund a full-time Resident Services Manager who will help families navigate community resources; strategize around barriers; and access benefits, education, and workforce opportunities to improve housing and family stability, employment outcomes, and financial security, making a life-changing impact on the individual and the next generation.
The housing affordability crisis has worsened over the past two years impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and housing organizations have worked tirelessly to meet the increasing need for assistance from individuals and families. The growing need for assistance has strained affordable housing organizations and made it difficult to continue delivering critical resources and services.
Without resident services from affordable housing providers, like eviction assistance and housing search assistance, many individuals and families will struggle to find or risk losing a safe, affordable place to call home.
“NVFS is honored to receive this Housing for Everyone grant. TD Charitable Foundation’s leadership in recognizing and investing in the critical needs around us is an incredible gift,” said Stephanie Berkowitz, President and CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service. “This funding will help ensure that our neighbors have the safe and stable housing they need to weather these unprecedented and challenging times.
“Demand for the types of services NVFS provides was high before the pandemic hit, and that demand has grown even greater over the past two years. With support from the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant program, NVFS will be able to meet this increased demand for resident services and provide the housing assistance individuals and families across Northern Virginia need now more than ever,” said Hugh Allen, Regional President for the Mid-South Metro at TD Bank.
The TD Charitable Foundation awarded $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition to a total of 33 organizations across TD Bank’s Maine-to-Florida footprint and Michigan to help support affordable housing organizations provide critical resident services. Since 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation has given more than $42 million dollars to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Housing for Everyone grant competition and helped support over 500 affordable housing projects and initiatives.
The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
To learn more about Housing for Everyone and for a full list of this year’s grant recipients, please visit https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/housing-for-everyone/.
About Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
Northern Virginia Family Service’s (nvfs.org) breadth, depth and scope of services ensures that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. President and CEO Stephanie Berkowitz was recognized as one of the Washington Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business.
About Housing for Everyone
Since inception in 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual Housing for Everyone grant competition has awarded more than $42 million to over 500 affordable housing initiatives. The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets US $775 million in total contributions toward community giving by 2030 in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.
Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. Visit: https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $282 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/.
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