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.

Donor Spotlight

Bank of America Volunteers with HomeAid Southern Nevada

Bank of America participated with eight HomeAid Chapters during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month..More

Event Highlight

Meyers Research to Hold Two Events in January 2015 to Benefit HomeAid America

Meyers Research will be holding its second annual Housing Forum event in Orange County on January 8th to benefit HomeAid America. On January 20th, Meyers Research will also be holding an event in Las Vegas during IBS at Andreas at the Encore.

Chapter Spotlight

25 Projects in our 25th Year - #17 Inland Empire Receives Bank of America Grant

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to HomeAid Inland Empire (HAIE) to help complete the initial phase of renovation work on a transitional living shelter facility for homeless veterans at March AFB in Riverside...More