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 through local chapters in 17 markets across the country, each working with the local building industry to give back to the community.

HomeAid was 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).  In 1995, HomeAid America (HAA) was created to expand the effort throughout the country.  HAA plays the role of working with local BIAs to form new chapters, get them staffed, and launch their efforts.  HAA then provides support services for all the chapters in the form of licenses, insurance policies, legal templates, marketing plans and materials, regional and national conferences, online forums, and other means of support.  This expansion and support effort has resulted in minimally staffed local chapters operating highly effectively in their markets. 

HomeAid has provided housing for more than 240,000 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 440 project shelters with an additional 50 in development. These shelters provide more than 8,300 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.

Community Outreach

HomeAid Houston Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Houston and the surrounding areas are coping with the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey. This reminds us of how vulnerable parts of our population are and how they need our help. It is estimated Houston’s homeless population has grown from 6,500 to over 30,000 overnight, and will only get worse...More

Donor Spotlight

HomeAid America Receives Gifts from Masco Corporation Foundation and Delta Faucet Company

 HomeAid America is proud to announce that it is the beneficiary of a $25,000 grant from the Masco Corporation Foundation for 2017 and has also received a donation of $25,000 from Delta Faucet Company, one of Masco’s business units...More

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Southern Nevada's Back to School Drive

HomeAid Southern Nevada recently held our 2107 “Back to School Success Drive” in partnership with Project 150 a local service provide that serves the needs of approximately 3,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students. ..More