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 temporarily 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.

HomeAid builds shelter projects for homeless families and individuals, then donates them to charities such as Boys Hope Girls Hope, Mercy House, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, YMCA, and others.

Donor Spotlight

MASCO Corporation Foundation, HomeAid Partner to Provide Shelter to Veterans

HomeAid America is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive a $100,000 donation from Masco Corporation and its Foundation...More

Volunteer Spotlight

HomeAid Atlanta Launches Essentials for Young Lives

HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials for Young Lives® Drive will take place April 28 – May 6, 2014 in honor of Mother’s Day. The 13th annual drive to benefit homeless babies and mothers ..More

25 Projects in Our 25th Year

#3 Sacramento Safe House Painting Day

My Sister’s House in Sacramento received all-new interior paint at one of the two safe houses the organization owns, thanks to support from HomeAid Sacramento and painting team captains, KB Home and Rick Engineering. ..More