Aligning with local and national builders as well as local homeless service agencies, HomeAid has created a seamless approach to building housing projects for today’s homeless.
The process of building a HomeAid housing project begins with identifying a local homeless service agency or Service Provider who serves a certain population – abused children, disabled veterans, women suffering from domestic violence, emancipated foster youth, etc. – that requires housing assistance.
Once the need and location have been identified, a builder captain is chosen from a building-related company to manage the construction or renovation of the housing project. The builder captain also secures trade donors such as carpenters, plumbers, insulators and roofers, to provide labor, materials and other services. Finally, the housing project is built or renovated.
HomeAid turns the housing project over to the local homeless service agency, who then owns and operates it, as well as provides many services to assist families in becoming self-sufficient. Homeless service agencies offer free job training, counseling and vocational skills learning opportunities to its residents.
The key to HomeAid’s success is leveraging in-kind donations of building materials and the labor of professional builders well beyond the cash donations that we receive.
Through our industry contacts and the contributions of in-kind donations from building partners, HomeAid multiplies the effect of every cash dollar received two- to three-fold.
In terms of return on investment (ROI) and increasing the retail value of our finished housing projects, the HomeAid model remains unparalleled in the non-profit world.
The fruit of our labor is housing the homeless population in communities where we work and enabling greater self-sufficiency for homeless families and individuals.
HomeAid serves a wide range of families and individuals who are in need of a dignified place to call home while they rebuild their lives. The following is a list of the top constituencies served by HomeAid.
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