A huge step in getting individuals back on their feet is securing for them 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. That’s where HomeAid steps in. It connects nonprofit partners with professional homebuilders who can offer the best renovations at the lowest cost. Projects range from minor (small renovations for a transitional housing apartment, food pantry, or even classroom) to major (constructing an entirely new shelter). Each is led by a Builder Captain who collaborates with the client, architect, and engineer to determine the ideal design and then calls on trade partners who provide time and materials at little or no cost. The result? A community venture that utilizes the building industry's vast resources to expand and enrich services for those most in need.
COVID-19 Update: Construction is an essential service so projects have not stopped: HomeAid follows the safety protocols each builder has in place. More projects are in the pipeline because the need has only grown, as have outreach to and support of the nonprofits that HomeAid serves: substantial gift cards are distributed as are diapers and wipes (part of the Builders for Babies program). With the need for housing on the rise, HomeAid is looking to expand into DC – a new and important undertaking.
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
- Women Giving Back Store Doubles Capacity and Number of Women and Children it Can Serve, following Expansion led by HomeAid Northern Virginia
Mon May 23 2016, HomeAid Northern Virginia
Expanded, renovated space will enable WGB to provide clothing to 3,000 women and 6,000 children in local shelters and supportive housing.
- Groundbreaking at Youth for Tomorrow Previews New Residence for Runaway and At-Risk Girls in Northern Virginia
Thu May 5 2016, HomeAid Northern Virginia
New group home to be built by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Toll Brothers will enable expansion of residential services to 36 more girls.
- Progress Made, Challenges Remain on Ending Homelessness - HomeAid NoVA hosts 'Keep the Homeless Housed' Forum
Tue Apr 12 2016, CentreView
HomeAid is recognized for contributing to functionally ending veteran homelessness in Virginia and continuing the "war on homelessness."
- New Youth for Tomorrow Facility Opens, Creating Safe Haven for Runaway and At-Risk Girls in Northern Virginia
Wed Dec 9 2015, HomeAid Northern Virginia
New group home expands residential services to girls who are pregnant, young mothers, homeless, runaways or survivors of sex trafficking.
- HomeAid Celebrates 100 Projects
Mon Oct 19 2015, HomeAid Northern Virginia
October Marks the Completion of HomeAid's 100th Shelter Project, Providing More than $12 Million of Construction Services.
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