Dumfries, Va. – CFH, Inc., a 40-year-old Northern Virginia nonprofit that gives sustainable housing options and life expertise training to space residents, has named George Davies of Leesburg, Va. as its new government director. Based on Board President Alice Haase, Davies will take over for the present government director, Karen DeVito, when she retires on the finish of this yr.
For the previous seven years, Davies has labored at Fellowship Sq., which gives high quality housing in Reston, Woodbridge and Higher Marlboro for some 800 low-income seniors who can reside independently. Throughout his time at Fellowship Sq. Davies was tasked with administering a $three.2 million program funds and overseeing 30 employees members. Davies has a masters diploma in City and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth College and is a member of the American Planning Affiliation and the Nationwide Affiliation of Housing & Redevelopment Officers.
Davies will take over a company that has grown considerably each in presence and in individuals served throughout DeVito’s 17-year tenure. CFH has helped to supply sustainable housing options to households in 21 counties, cities and cities by means of a wide range of packages that embrace: senior rental help, safety deposit help, inexpensive and workforce rental houses, down cost help and homeownership options. CFH additionally lately bought the East Finish Cell Residence Park in Manassas, which had confronted condemnation and the eviction of greater than 250 individuals. CFH bought the property for $1.four million and commenced the lengthy strategy of repairing the water and sewage traces, and serving to to offer 56 households a clear, practical and protected place to name house. CFH is presently starting to implement a second section of neighborhood enhancements.
CFH was additionally simply chosen to be considered one of solely 4 organizations in Virginia to obtain particular funds by means of the Commonwealth’s new Purchase, Renovate, Promote program (ARS). This collaborative program of the Virginia Division of Housing and Group Improvement (DHCD) and the Virginia Housing Improvement Authority (VHDA) includes a $2.5 million fund designed to assist first-time patrons develop into homeowners. ARS grantees will purchase houses with leveraged funding, renovate the houses with ARS funding after which resell the houses at truthful market worth. All actions funded by means of ARS will profit people and households with incomes at or beneath 80 % of space median revenue (AMI).
“We couldn’t be extra grateful for every little thing Karen DeVito has performed for this group,” mentioned CFH Board President Alice Haase. “George Davies is an excellent option to proceed to construct on the legacy of all who’ve gone earlier than and take ÇFH into our subsequent section of pursuing our necessary mission.”
This yr, Dumfries-based CFH celebrates 40 years of serving to to create inexpensive and sustainable housing options in Northern Virginia. The group was initially named Catholics for Housing, based by the late Father Gerard Creedon and a few native parishioners in response to a Bishop’s name to motion concerning homelessness in 1979. In 2019, CFH was capable of create housing alternatives for almost 600 people and households. CFH’s continuum of housing options addresses a wide range of challenges and desires for limited-income housing locally: safety deposit help; senior rental subsidies; down cost help; workforce rental alternatives; and homeownership initiative. The Board of Administrators of CFH represents a various group of people who present experience in enterprise, growth, authorized companies, monetary companies and the true property business. For extra info on CFH and its packages, go to www.cfhva.org.
CFH RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S HOUSING AWARD AS NEW LEADERSHIP
TAKES OVER AT 40-YEAR OLD VIRGINIA NONPROFIT
Pictured right here on the VIrginia Governor’s Housing Convention are the incoming and outgoing government administrators of CFH, Inc., a 40-year-old Northern Virginia nonprofit that gives sustainable housing options and life expertise training to space residents. The brand new government director, George Davies, is pictured right here with the retiring Karen DeVito because the group received the award for Finest Preservation or Renovation of an Reasonably priced Group for its position in buying, preserving and bettering the East Finish Cell Residence Park in Manassas for some 200 residents.