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Featured This Issue:
    —Housing Stability Initiative
    —Health & Wellness Beat
    —At the Heart of the Matter
    —Spring2ACTion: Donate Now!
    —Wexford Renovations Underway
    —Union on Queen Now Open
    —Springing Ahead to Summer Camp
    —New Board Chair Appointed
Housing Stability Initiative Guides Resident Services
As you may know, Wesley Housing provides a robust Resident Services program, the foundation of which is Housing Stability. To support our Housing Stability Initiative, Wesley offers services to help residents maintain their housing, including: Eviction Prevention, Linkage and Referral, Career Enhancement, and Material Assistance/In-Kind Support.
In addition, Wesley strives to enrich the lives of residents with on-site complementary family programs and supportive services in three additional impact areas: Community Engagement, Education, and Health & Wellness.

To learn more about our Resident Services programming and Ways to Help, visit
Health & Wellness Beat:
Fitness with Dave
Seniors and individuals with disabilities living in Herndon's Coppermine Place I and II communities have access to many fun weekly activities — even a total-body workout! Appropriate for any fitness level, Fitness with Dave combines aerobic exercise and strength training in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment. A chair is offered for support for stretching and relaxation exercises.

Along with being a fun social activity, the 45-minute classes aim to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance.
"The classes have been going really well so far," said Kayleigh Walker, Coppermine's Resident Programs Coordinator. "The residents who participate are loving it, and Dave works great with them." In a recent class, one resident, Rosa, was heard encouraging her neighbors to "come join the fun!” 
At the Heart of the Matter
Notes from Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center (CRC) Director:
"Since the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year, two of my older students, Dave and Joshua, have really made great strides. After a rocky start last summer with some behavioral issues, not only has their conduct improved, but they have even demonstrated new leadership skills after participating in team-building activities and feeling involved in the CRC's activities. Now, with very few behavior incidents, I have been able to rely on them to help lead activities for the other youth as well as model appropriate behavior for others. I have really enjoyed having them at the CRC, and I am looking forward to what they can do in the future."

Wexford Manor Renovations Near Completion
Since renovations began last fall, Wexford Manor's 74-unit Falls Church community has undergone a striking transformation. All 38 units in the first phase of the renovation are now complete, and the expanded Community Resource Center (CRC) will be complete in April.

Wexford residents are excited to return to their newly renovated homes, which will be preserved as affordable for at least 30 years.
The apartments will feature revamped kitchens and bathrooms, Energy Star windows, HVAC, central water heaters, an updated sewer system, and brand new exteriors with updated shingles, entry doors, sidewalks, and parking lots. The entire project is expected to be complete in October 2017.

Financing is provided by Capital One, Hudson Housing, and the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Union on Queen Now Open!
Union on Queen offers a mixed-income community to the Arlington area, with 40 percent of its apartments designated as affordable. During a time when there is growing demand for mixed-income housing in the Washington metropolitan area, Union on Queen plays a pivotal role in helping fulfill Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Master Plan while inspiring other developers to build multi-income communities. Read more.
Springing Ahead to Summer Camp!
Spring has sprung, but here at Wesley Housing, we are already preparing for Summer Camp—Animal Planet style! Click here to see all the ways you can help out this summer as a volunteer or through financial support. With your help, Wesley Housing will help prevent summer learning loss and create lifelong memories for nearly 100 children throughout Northern Virginia.   
New Board Chairman Appointed
Michael W. Graff, Jr., Esq.

In January, the Wesley Housing Board of Directors appointed Michael W. Graff, Jr., Esq., as the new Chairman. Mr. Graff currently serves as attorney and partner at McGuire Woods LLP. He has served as bond, underwriter's, bank, borrower's, issuer's or trustee's counsel on dozens of tax-exempt bond financings in multiple states. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax-exempt financings from elementary and secondary schools to hospitals and health care facilities to multifamily affordable housing projects. Mr. Graff is the co-author of "Financing Virginia's Local Governments" in the Virginia Local Government Attorneys' Handbook. A former trial lawyer, Mr. Graff has brought numerous judicial proceedings to establish the validity of municipal bonds. Mr. Graff holds a bachelor’s from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.

Mr. Graff has been a member of the Board of Directors in various capacities for more than eight years and will preside as Chairman for a two-year term.
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