A huge step in getting the homeless back on their feet is securing a safe and stable place to live. Yet with scarce resources, emergency shelters and homeless service providers struggle to maintain (let alone expand) their facilities. Thatís where HomeAid Northern Virginia steps in. It connects local housing organizations and shelters with professional homebuilders who can offer the best renovations at the lowest cost. Projects range from minor (small renovations for a transitional housing apartment) to major (constructing an entirely new homeless shelter). Each is led by a professional Builder Captain who collaborates with the shelter, architect, and engineer to determine the ideal design, and who then calls on trade partners who provide time and materials at little or no cost. HomeAid is also the link to banks, attorneys, and other experts who provide critical support. The result? A community venture that utilizes the building industry's vast resources to expand and enrich housing services for those most in need. Such work Ė and the collaboration behind it Ė truly merits your support.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All

  • Individuals housed (temporary shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing) annually:  
    Shelter organizations we help have the capacity to serve over 120,000 individuals per year.
  • Average percentage cost savings of building/renovation costs for area shelter organizations:  
    HomeAid, in conjunction with the generous donations of our builder and trade partners, is generally able to provide between 50-100% of the building and renovation costs for our projects, allowing the shelter organizations to channel their money back into

Awards & Recognition

Giving Hope Award, 2002
Community Partner Award, 2007
Commendation from Prince William County, 2008, 2011


Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for HomeAid Northern Virginia is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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