REFLECTIONS FROM 30 COMMUNITY LODGINGS AMBASSADORS

What do 30 people involved with Community Lodgings
over the last 30 years have to say about it? Click here to find out!

COMMUNITY LODGINGS: THEN AND NOW


Take a look back at Community Lodgings: Then and Now in this gallery of images that includes everything from our Housing and Youth Programs and everything in between. Be sure to click on the images to see larger versions or even historical articles associated with the photos.

SUCCESS STORIES OVER THE YEARS

Our programs are only as successful as the people they help. In the last 30 years we have helped women and children fleeing domestic violence find homes, families go from homeless to thriving and children achieve success in school. Read some of our greatest success stories here.

TIMELINE AT A GLANCE

1987- 1990: The Early Years

Eight Alexandria Episcopal churches are concerned about a growing number of homelessness citizens and create “Carpenter’s Lodgings” to preserve affordable housing and combat homelessness through offering transitional housing

1989 – Carpenter’s Lodgings purchases six townhomes, repair them and rent them at affordable prices to families in transition. They hire a case worker and the transitional housing program officially starts

1991 – 1998: New Services, New Name: Community Lodgings

Community Lodgings focuses on multifamily housing and education

1992: Two Notabene Drive apartment complexes (607, 612) with 20 total apartment homes are renovated and rented to 20 low-income families

1995: The Elbert Avenue apartment complex is purchased, offering affordable homes for an additional 29 families

1997: Community Lodgings adopts its new name to better reflect is focus on program and family

1997-1998: All residents of transitional housing move to apartments for closer community and services. The townhouses are sold.

1998: The Family Learning Center opens, offering computer access and skills training for residents

1998 – 2007: Opening Doors to Independence for the Community

2003: The Family Learning Center moves to a larger, new space

2003: A new children’s after school and summer program starts

2004-2007: Community Lodgings partners with Alexandria City Public Schools. Adult classes and services expand


Administrative Office

3912 Elbert Ave. Suite 108

Alexandria, VA 22305

703-549-4407

The New Brookside Learning Center

601 Four Mile Road

Alexandria, VA 22305

703-566-9464

Fifer Family Learning Center

607 Notabene Drive

Alexandria, VA 22305

703-739-5856

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