FAQ

How does HomeAid differ from other organizations that assist the homeless?

HomeAid builds multi-unit housing that is re-used an average of three times per year by temporarily homeless families and individuals. Over the years, HomeAid’s multi-unit housing has served tens of thousand of our nation’s homeless.

What truly differentiates HomeAid from other nonprofit organizations that construct housing is its model for affiliating with the local real estate and building industry with the HomeAid chapter acting as the focal point for building housing.

HomeAid San Diego works with builders and their trade partners to construct the housing, with local charities and service providers to manage the housing after it is built, and with community leaders who lend their input to the process. In terms of return on investment (ROI) and increasing the retail value of finished housing projects, the HomeAid model remains unparalleled.

The key to HomeAid’s success is leveraging in-kind donations of building materials and labor from professional builders to multiply the impact of every cash donation received. Which such powerful builder partnerships, HomeAid multiplies the effect of each cash contribution three-fold.

Who are the temporary or transitional homeless population?

Research indicates that of the total population of homeless – 81% will enter and exit a housing facility quickly, not return for an extended period of time, or never return. This population of temporary, or transitional, homeless individuals and families has experienced a life-altering event (e.g. job loss, natural disaster, divorce, foreclosure, abuse or medial condition, etc.) that drives them to homelessness only until they can rebuild their lives and transition back into the mainstream. Typically these temporary 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 permanent housing.