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.

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.

Event Spotlight

HomeAid Well Represented at NAEH Conference in San Diego

HomeAid and several of its chapters participated last week at the National Alliance To End Homelessness Conference in San Diego...More

Donor Spotlight

HomeAid Receives Grant from Masco Corporation Foundation

HomeAid America is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive a $100,000 donation from the Masco Corporation Foundation for 2015.

Chapter Spotlight

25 Projects in our 25th Year - #25 Southern Nevada Dedicates Youth Drop-In Center

One of the country’s most comprehensive drop-in centers for homeless youth is opening, and it is located in Las Vegas, thanks to HomeAid Southern Nevada and Nevada Women’s Philanthropy. ..More