In the wake of the foreclosure crisis from 2008-2010, VOICE delivered $300 million in principal reduction, loan modifications, and credit restoration from some of the largest banks in the country for low-income homeowners in Northern Virginia who were victims of predatory lending practices.
In 2022, VOICE, together with key allies, helped deliver over $30 million in public and philanthropic funding to create a desperately-needed mental health Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) in Prince William County. CRCs are brick and mortar facilities, open 24/7, that serve as humane and effective alternatives to warehousing people experiencing a mental health crisis in hospital emergency rooms or jail. The Prince William CRC will be the first of its kind in Virginia.
In 2020, VOICE played a major role in eliminating Virginia’s practice of suspending people’s drivers licenses solely due to unpaid court debt. This victory helped return driving privileges to over 625,000 low-income Virginians.
Missing Middle Housing
In 2023 VOICE played a central role in helping Arlington County pass one of the most progressive zoning reforms in the nation, by allowing up to 6-unit multifamily dwellings (also known as “Missing Middle” homes) throughout the county. Previously, 75% of Arlington’s land was zoned exclusively for the most expensive type of housing–detached single family homes.
Get Out the Vote
VOICE has consistently led large-scale, nonpartisan Get Out the Vote efforts in low-voting precincts across Northern Virginia, including a 24% and 12% increase in voter turnout in two Arlington precincts during an important County Board election.
In 2018, VOICE won funding for over 1,000 preschool slots in the Prince William County public schools.
VOICE helped deliver $4 million from city officials in Alexandria towards a 113-unit affordable-housing development at VOICE member, Church of the Resurrection.
VOICE won $3 million for modern high school athletic fields in south Fairfax County.
VOICE won restoration of $6 million to the Virginia budget, without which 30,000-50,000 low-income adults would have been deprived of dental care.
VOICE Victory Statements
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