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 190,000 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 360 project shelters with an additional 30 in development. These shelters provide more than 7,500 beds per night nationwide. Each bed serves an average of three people per year.

Our Mission

HomeAid's mission is: "building new lives for America’s homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach." Although our mission gives us broad latitude to engage in building projects across the entire Continuum of Care, from emergency shelters to transitional housing to permanent supportive housing, every HomeAid project includes support services that help residents move toward self-sufficiency, such as education and job skills training, physical and emotional support, etc.

Events Spotlight

Meyers Research to hold Housing Forecast to Benefit HomeAid

Meyers Research will be presenting a housing industry forecast in the Washington DC area on September 4th..More

Donor Spotlight

GE’s $10K Donation helps HomeAid Create Nearly 1,000 New Beds for the Homeless

In addition to its ongoing, in-kind donation of kitchen appliances, GE (NYSE:GE) is donating $10,000 to HomeAid, a nonprofit that works with the building industry to build and renovate housing for service providers helping America’s homeless. ..More

Chapter Spotlight

25 Projects in our 25th Year - #8 Colorado Kicks Off Their 28th Project

HomeAid Colorado kicked off its partnership with the Bridge Project on Thursday, June 12th to celebrate the 25th anniversary of HomeAid America. ..More