Looking for a way to learn more about homelessness in San Diego County and how YOU can help?  Join us at Mission Bay Park October 27 to raise awareness and support for homeless housing projects across our communities.

Inaugural STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness 5K October 27, 2019, Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA

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Join HomeAid San Diego, in partnership with commercial real estate and NAIOP, at our inaugural STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness on October 27, 2019 at scenic Mission Bay.  Learn more about the homeless issues affecting San Diego County, what’s being done to alleviate these issues, and how YOU can provide a helping hand.

Families, companies and teams are welcome to participate!

If you have further questionsplease contact us at info@homeaidsd.org. 

Register for this event today!

Event Details

STEP UP!, a 5K walk out and back, will feature educational stations every ¼ mile that provide information about the dire issues facing over 8,000 men, women and children that live on the streets in San Diego County every night.  The stations will also highlight the good work being done by organizations in San Diego who help build shelters, housing, and provide basic human services.

Additionally, participants will get a chance to meet local not for profit organizations that are helping the homeless in San Diego every day at the STEP UP! Pavilion throughout the event.

Every step counts in this fight to end homelessness across San Diego.  Join HomeAid San Diego in partnership withand NAIOP as we raise awareness and funds to build more housing and shelters for San Diego’s homeless men, women and children.

Event coordination by Tidal Event Consulting in support of HomeAid San Diego.

Thank you to our event sponsors that have signed up to help so far – Avalon Bay Communities, C&S Companies, NAIOP, Geocon, San Diego Union Tribune, Turner Construction, JPI, Inc, Pacific Western Bank and Buchalter

Interested in sponsoring or volunteering at our event? Visit our sponsorship page or contact us at info@homeaidsd.org. 

Getting to Know HomeAid San Diego


 “Building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”

Through the generosity of commercial real estate professionals, builders, their trade partners, and our donors and supporters, HomeAid San Diego builds multi-unit housing for the homeless in partnership with charities such as Promises2Kids, Catholic Charities, Interfaith Community Services, Home Start, Inc.,Casa de Amparo, Serving Seniors, North County Lifeline and others who own and operate the shelters.  These charities provide social services that enable residents to move beyond their temporary homeless situation to become self-sufficient.

Who We Are

Established in 2002, HomeAid San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building multi-unit housing for San Diego’s temporarily homeless men, women and children. The organization is supported by an alliance of local and national building and commercial real estate industry organizations and companies.

Under the leadership of Builder Captains, HomeAid San Diego develops projects with the support of trade partners and volunteers. Once they are completed, professional service providers take up the baton by providing services that help residents regain strength and purpose in a safe environment.

Who We Serve

Unlike any time in America’s history, today’s homeless are primarily women, children, and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today’s homeless are not the people seen on the street – They are the “Invisible Homeless” who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances. They are parents who had to choose between paying the rent or paying for a daughter’s medicine;  they are mothers who removed their children from abusive fathers;  they are parents who lost their job because a manufacturer closed a plant; they are pregnant teens who were thrown out by angry parents; they are emancipated foster youth without a place to live or a means of support;  they are senior citizens and veterans who no longer have a family to care for them; they are abused children removed from their homes for their safety; they are veterans returning from recent wars.

Getting to Know NAIOP

NAIOP San Diego is dedicated to commercial/industrial/mixed use/retail real estate and continues to represent the real estate industry with strong legislative representation and great networking opportunities, educational programs, and mixers which brings the industry together for exclusive networking and experience exchange with their peers. NAIOP-San Diego literally represents a “who’s who” in commercial/mixed use/retail and industrial real estate.

The 750+ local membership includes owners, real estate developers, investors, asset managers, consultants, and brokers who create the built environment we all work, shop, and recreate in. NAIOP members build and maintain the structures that house JOBS, the lifeblood of our economic vitality and quality of life. In essence, whatever may occur in the commercial/industrial real estate industry, NAIOP is on top of it to advise, educate and advocate.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

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