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The Grove Village Opens

HomeAid Inland Empire Completes Renovation of Four Homes

December 20, 2018 saw the ribbon cutting ceremony of The Grove Village. Comprised of four separate 600 square-foot homes on the campus of The Grove Community Church in Riverside; This one-of-a-kind project includes donated land, time, talent, services and funding from hundreds of stakeholders and local companies.

HomeAid Inland Empire and the Riverside County Chapter of BIA presented a check of almost $26,000, which represented their donations of cash and materials to the project. On hand were HomeAid Inland Empire Executive Director Julie Reay, along with Housing Development Director Ray Osborne, and Building Industry Association - Riverside County Chapter Chief Executive Officer Bill Blankenship.

The homes will provide transitional housing for homeless individuals and families who are trying to work their way out of homelessness. Program participants will have access to a variety of services designed to aid in their journey to self-sufficiency, including job training and placement, child care, life skills and financial planning.

This first project of its kind in the region is the next step in reducing the incidence of homelessness in Riverside.

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Northern California Celebrates 20 Years of Building Hope for the Homeless

HomeAid Northern California celebrated its 20th Anniversary on March 29th with "An Evening of Believing" as they thanked the thousands of HomeAid supporters who have contributed to the completion of more than 45 projects that have housed over 9,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area over the years.

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. 

Project Spotlight

HomeAid Atlanta Completes Fourth Project for The Drake House

HomeAid Atlanta completed its fourth project for The Drake House led by Builder Captain Ryan Swallow of South Haven Builders. The Drake Village provides longer-term housing solution for graduates of The Drake House, which has a mission of providing a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless mothers and their children.