About VHC: The Virginia Housing Coalition was founded in 1981 specifically to support those working to provide affordable housing options in Virginia by influencing and developing public policy, recognizing exemplary achievement and providing education, training and services that made its members more effective in attaining their goals. VHC’s major work included lobbying at the General Assembly for the Housing Trust Fund and other key housing and homeless issues; coordinating Housing Day at the General Assembly; advocating for support for housing programs at the federal level; sponsoring an awards luncheon and a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Conference.About VCEH: Founded in 1989, VCEH’s mission was to prevent and end homelessness in the Commonwealth of Virginia through community collaboration, capacity building, education and advocacy. VCEH’s major work consisted of training and technical assistance to local continuums of care (CoCs) and conferences such as the Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference. VCEH served as an intermediary for a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA project to build CoC capacity and served on the Governor’s Coordinating Council on Homelessness. VCEH also advocated at the State level for funds to support services for homeless veterans and increasing funds for permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing.Why did the organizations merge?
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) was founded in 1965 as a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps VISTA Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative and financial capacity of organizations that fight poverty in communities.The VHA AmeriCorps VISTA Project provides the human capital necessary to support the transition to a sustainable and more effective homeless response system, while engaging VISTA Members in the causes of, and solutions to, homelessness. VHA VISTA members serve on-site at Virginia Continuum of Care (CoC) and Local Planning Group (LPG) lead agencies.
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