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.

Volunteer Spotlight

Philanthropy is a way of life for Lori and Dave Sanson, DeNova Homes

WALNUT CREEK -- For Bay Area homebuilders David and Lori Sanson, philanthropy is a way of life. Married for 27 years, the high school sweethearts have built a solid foundation on charitable giving, weaving it even into the fabric of their corporate philosophy. ..More

Chapter Spotlight

25 Projects in our 25th Year - #13 HomeAid Southeastern Michigan and CBRE Team Up

On September 11 and 12, over 40 volunteers from the Detroit office of CBRE participated in the fifth annual HomeAid Southeastern Michigan/CBRE Care Days to benefit Grace Centers of Hope. ..More

Donor Spotlight

HomeAid Celebrates Partnership with ProBuild

HomeAid America, a leading non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, announced today that it has received a generous donation from ProBuild. Strengthening its relationship with the industry-leading building supply company, HomeAid has appointed Paul Vaughn of ProBuild to its Board of Directors. ProBuild, ..More