(Sept 2, 2020) Catherine Read talks with Shelley Murphy, CEO of Wesley Housing. For over 40 years, Wesley Housing has been building and renovating properties to provide housing for low-income and at-risk families. Based in Alexandria, VA, they have projects throughout the Northern Virginia/DC region. Shelley has led the organization since 2007. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) named Wesley Housing their Developer of the year for 2017.
Their long-term mission: At Wesley Housing, we believe no one should have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their families. That’s why we provide residential services that encourage economic stability and upward mobility through after-school programs, adult learning classes, ESOL, summer camp, school supply support, and employment services.
Our story doesn’t end with providing services. We also ensure our residents live a safe place they can be proud to live and call home. With over 20 properties and more on the way, we are proud to be a part of and support the Northern Virginia and DC communities.