What do we do?

Research indicates that more than 80 percent of the total homeless population is women, children, and families that experience a life-altering event (e.g., job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, or medical condition) that drives them to homelessness.

Typically, these situationally homeless individuals and families merely need a second chance to get their feet back on the ground, attain self-sufficiency, and move quickly toward acquiring some sort of permanent housing.

HomeAid America creates and supports local chapters, giving them the tools to build shelter projects for this homeless population, then donates the housing to charities such as the Boys Hope Girls Hope, Mercy House, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, and others for them to operate. To be eligible to receive a HomeAid home, the charity must provide social services that enable residents to transform their lives and move towards self-sufficiency.

HomeAid chapters build and donate shelters to charities that understand the needs of their local homeless population and employ the model that best works for them and their community. Regardless of which model is used, HomeAid performs rigorous due diligence to ensure the charity can achieve the positive outcomes for which a HomeAid home is being donated.

For more information on how HomeAid works in local communities to help the homeless, refer to the following links:

Chapter Spotlight

Housing Forum Brings Experts to Discuss Race, Discrimination, and Strategy

HomeAid Northern Virginia hosts annual Housing Forum on May 9th to deliver networking and educational programming to housing and homeless service providers. This year's program featured national experts from The Center for Social Innovation to discuss race, discrimination, and strategies for rewriting a national reality. 
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Donor Spotlight

The Lennar Foundation Grants Funding for Workforce Development Program

HomeAid WORKS, a new workforce development program will create opportunities for people experiencing homelessness the chance to pursue careers in the homebuilding industry. The program is made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of Lennar, provided as seed funding to create the program. 
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Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid Utah to Collect 200,000 Diapers for Homeless Families through Essentials Drive

HomeAid Utah is collecting diapers, wipes, and formula for their Essentials Diaper Drive. The drive is expected to collect 200,00 diapers, along with wipes and formula for homeless families. Items will be donated to the Utah Diaper Bank for distribution to families in need at their Builders for Babies event on June 21st. 
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