Volunteers of America has understood the power of housing as a foundation for life since its beginnings in 1896. And since those early days, Volunteers of America has grown into one of the largest and most effective nonprofit housing organizations in the nation. In its ranking, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine ranked Volunteers of America as the largest nonprofit affordable housing owner in the country in terms of total units owned.Our network of affordable housing facilities now includes 484 properties in 40 states and Puerto Rico and our nationwide portfolio has grown to 19,426 affordable housing units and includes large urban complexes, small rural developments, elderly housing, multifamily housing and housing for those with disabilities. We house more than 25,000 people each year.Additionally, we are also a national leader in providing care and housing for seniors. In the United States today, we are one of the largest nonprofit providers of affordable senior housing and we are a leading nonprofit provider of skilled nursing care and assisted living for seniors. With a comprehensive continuum of housing services, we respond to the varied needs of individuals and families—from sheltering those without homes to assisting first-time home-buyers.Providing a safe, stable place for seniors, families and those with special needs to live allows us to also offer the services we are known for in settings where our clients and residents feel safe and cared for. Our success continues to help those like Jeannette and others find a safe place to call home.