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HomeAid Houston’s BuildAid Program Receives $5.5M Grant for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

March 19, 2018 -- BuildAid, a HomeAid Houston and Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) rebuild initiative for pre-qualified homeowners whose homes flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey, was recently selected as a recipient of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) and presented with a grant for $5.5 million. HHRF was established by Houston's Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

The funds will be used to provide full home repair rebuilds to qualified homeowners. A typical rebuild includes insulation/dry wall, tape/float/texture/paint, cabinets, countertops, floors, doors/trim and bathroom repairs. Saint Bernard Parish (SBP), a third party disaster preparation and recovery agency, facilitates the identification of homeowners that match the pre-qualification requirements.

"BuildAid is designed to bring the strength of Houston's homebuilding industry together through a cohesive partnership that accelerates the rebuild process," said Bill Dalton, president of HomeAid Houston. "While managing the reconstruction, GHBA builder members are also working with their vendors and trades to complete the renovations so families can move back into their homes within a few weeks, depending on the amount of work to be done."

A number of GHBA members have committed to partnering with BuildAid as they provide the construction management services. They are David Weekley Homes, Partners in Building, Taylor Morrison, Chesmar Homes and Trendmaker Homes. The entire team is led by Chris Yuko with David Weekley Family Foundation, (DWFF).

“Clearly Hurricane Harvey affected nearly everyone who lives in the Houston area,” said Tom Frank, vice president of operations for Partners In Building. ”When Partners learned about BuildAid through our affiliation with HomeAid Houston, we were honored to take part by donating our construction management to assist in the rebuilding process. It is rewarding to know that by partnering up with BuildAid, we can help others rebuild their lives.”

BuildAid is an initiative that can assist hundreds of Houston residents and serve as a model for future disaster relief efforts in the country. Visit the BuildAid website at for more information.


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