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 300,000 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 500 shelter projects with an additional 50 in development. These shelters provide more than 9,000 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 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.

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Launches 18th Chapter in the Nation with the HBA of Greater Austin

HomeAid has established a new chapter to alleviate homelessness in Travis County. With over 7,000 people experiecning homelessness over the course of a year in the area, HomeAid Austin will work with the local home building industry to develop, build and maintain housing for nonprofits serving the homeless. 
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Donor Spotlight

Sherwin-Williams Joins HomeAid in Effort to Fight Homelessness in America

HomeAid announces a partnership with Sherwin-Williams, a national leader in the paints and coatings industry. Sherwin-Williams will join HomeAid as a Gold Level Partner and Mike Robidoux, Vice President of National Accounts will join HomeAid's Board of Directors.
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Community Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid Atlanta Hosts Record-breaking Essentials Drive with 200,000 Items Collected

HomeAid Atlanta distributed $35,000 worth of essential items to benefit 25 metro area nonprofits serving homeless families.   More than 40 Atlanta businesses and organizations, plus hundreds of individuals, participated in the drive, with over 60 locations serving as drop-off locations to the public.
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