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Helping Veterans since 2012

Veterans Helping Veterans Heal (VHVH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit housing program for homeless veterans in Winston-Salem, N.C. The North Carolina Housing Foundation (NCHF), in collaboration with the Veterans Administration and other key partners, created VHVH as part of Winston Salem’s ongoing efforts to end chronic homelessness. Utilizing funding from a VA Homeless Providers Grant Capital Grant, VHVH opened its doors in 2012 in the renovated former VFW Post 1134. Since then, VHVH has helped 257 veterans successfully transition from homelessness and despair to permanent housing and the restoration of their minds, bodies and spirits. VHVH has also been a vital and respected member of the Winston-Salem community’s ongoing efforts to end chronic homelessness, a collaboration among 10 social service agencies in the area.

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About NCHF

Increasing the Supply of Affordable housing

The N.C. Housing Foundation, Inc. (NCHF), originally known as the Winston-Salem Housing Foundation, was founded in 1968 when then-Mayor M.C. Benton brought together a diverse coalition of local business and community leaders to increase the supply of housing for low-income families. Through methods including providing seed money to private builders, rehabilitating substandard housing, and purchasing lots and constructing new single-family homes, the Foundation was able to greatly increase the supply of affordable housing.

In 1998, the Foundation changed its name to the North Carolina Housing Foundation, Inc. to reflect the expansion of its work beyond Forsyth County. NCHF also created the N.C. Housing Services and Management Corp. (NCHSM) to oversee its comprehensive property management and services coordination that benefit an array of properties in N.C. serving the elderly, disabled, and those transitioning from homelessness, including Veterans Helping Veterans Heal. (For additional information about NCHSM, visit

NCHSM Board of Directors

Craig Peatross

Senior Vice President/
Commercial Risk Executive,
Wells Fargo Bank

Winston-Salem, NC

Garry Merritt

Real Estate Developer

Winston-Salem, NC

Diane Evans

Retired Director of Development, NCHF

Winston-Salem, NC

Mallory Oates

Attorney, Bell Davis & Pitt

Winston-Salem, NC

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Partnership Organizations

Service Providers

VHVH works with several community, state and federal organizations to provide support in the forms of service providers, referral sources and/or financial donations.

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VHVH exterior building