HomeAid Building Model

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 social service agency or Service Provider who serves a certain population – abused children, veterans, women suffering from domestic violence, emancipated foster youth, seniors, foster youth, etc. – who 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, electricians, etc., to provide labor, materials and other services. Finally, the housing project is built or renovated.

Upon completion of the housing project, the local homeless social service agency owns and operates it, as well as provides many services to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient.

Maximizing Each Dollar

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 are received for the housing project.

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 live, 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. HomeAid has built or renovated facilities that provide programs of self-sufficiency for the following constituencies:

  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Abused women and children
  • At-risk teens with no place to go
  • Women in crisis pregnancies and newborns
  • Young adults who have aged-out of the foster care system
  • Mentally disabled persons
  • People coping with debilitating medical conditions and/or the costs of treatment
  • Pregnant teens, and teen mothers and their babies
  • Victims of job loss, divorce, desertion, or foreclosure
  • Those affected by natural disasters and other catastrophes
  • At-risk seniors
  • Veterans
  • Foster youth
  • Abused and neglected children