What Is HomeAid?
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today's homeless. The organization builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's homeless families and individuals, more than one million of whom are children, while they rebuild their lives.
Founded in 1989 by the Orange County chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC), an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), HomeAid has expanded throughout the country to 15 chapters and one national office (headquarters): Newport Beach, CA and two regional offices: Denver, CO and Virginia Beach, VA.
HomeAid has provided housing for more than 200,000 individuals who have been rendered temporarily homeless due to circumstances beyond their control, including:
- Abused children
- Victims of domestic violence
- At-risk teens
- Returning military veterans
- Those who are temporarily out of work
- Victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes
Through the generosity of America's builders, their trade partners, financial institutions, and the public, HomeAid has built more than 400 project shelters with an additional 50 in development. These shelters provide more than 7,500 beds per night nationwide. Each bed serves an average of three people per year.