HomeAid is a non-profit organization that builds and maintains dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Founded in 1989 in Southern California by an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, HomeAid works closely with NAHB affiliates and their related organizations, through 15 active chapters around the nation. The HomeAid Shelter Development Program consists of homebuilders, their trades, and their suppliers constructing, on behalf of service providers with proven track records, multi-unit shelters where the homeless can learn the job and life skills necessary to return them to the mainstream. HomeAid’s shelters serve abused children, victims of domestic violence, homeless veterans, at-risk teens, people living with HIV/AIDS, the temporarily unemployed, and victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes.
HomeAid Key Facts:
- HomeAid’s Shelter Development Program is the largest developer of housing for the temporarily homeless in the United States.
- 325 multi-unit shelters completed to date
- 138 shelter renovations, called HomeAid Care projects, also completed.
- Total value of shelters completed: $200 million, 48% donated by building industry.
- 2,401,000 bed nights available each year in HomeAid shelters.
- 170,000 homeless people have been housed in HomeAid facilities.
- 30 new shelters currently in development.
- HomeAid Shelter Development Program
- Builders construct shelters for service providers to care for the homeless.
- Builders recruit trade contractors and suppliers to assist.
- Upon completion, shelter is donated to service provider.
- All HomeAid America affiliates fully audited every year.
- HomeAid Locations: Atlanta, Colorado, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Southeastern Michigan, Northern California, Northern Virginia, Orange County (CA), Portland, Riverside- San Bernardino (CA), Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC.