HomeAid of Northern Virginia, The Container Store and Graceful Spaces renovate town home rented at affordable rates to residents who earn half or less than the area’s median income–most of whom are transitioning out of homelessness.
On February 25th, Cornerstones hosted an Open House to showcase recent renovations to one of its townhouses that will soon be occupied by a family working their way to greater stability and independence. The Open House served to draw attention to the need for affordable housing in Fairfax County, and highlights the contributions of key partners HomeAid of Northern Virginia, The Container Store and Graceful Spaces.
“Because of the support of partners like HomeAid of Northern Virginia, The Container Store and Graceful Spaces, Cornerstones has been able to help families and individuals for more than 40 years now by providing a variety of affordable housing options in our area. The loss of housing vouchers, however, makes it increasingly more difficult for working families to find housing within their budget,” said Cornerstones CEO Kerrie Wilson.
The Cornerstones Housing Corporation (CHC) owns 53 townhouses throughout Reston, Herndon, and Centreville. The townhomes are rented at affordable rates to residents who earn half or less than the area’s median income—most of whom are transitioning out of homelessness. In addition to providing an attractive, affordable home for a family, CHC tenants access supportive services and counseling that supports their long-term goals.
Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel was on hand to show her support of the affordable housing unit, saying, “Our town is so fortunate to have volunteers and donors who contribute so much to those in need.”