What is HomeAid Northern Virginia?
HomeAid Northern Virginia is a small non-profit organization that leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to conduct major renovations to homeless shelters, transitional houses and other facilities that help homeless people gain stability and a roof over their heads. HomeAid’s partners and resources help to significantly reduce the construction costs to care provider organizations, thereby allowing them to redirect those dollars back into programs and services for homeless families and individuals.
HomeAid Northern Virginia is committed to helping local charitable organizations provide quality housing for families and individuals to help minimize the effects of homelessness and give them the opportunity to improve their lives.
In 2012, HomeAid:
- Partnered with eight builders and more than 100 trade partners to complete eight shelter projects – an investment of more than $1 million in Northern Virginia communities that helped more than 2,100 families and individuals.
- Delivered $615,000 in project savings to the shelters—funds that they used for food, utilities, childcare, counseling, training, education and other services for homeless clients.
- Supplied, through Women Giving Back, 75,000+ items of clothing and accessories to more than 2,000 women and children.
When was the organization started?
HomeAid Northern Virginia was started in 2001 by the members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then has completed 77 projects valued at $12 million. HomeAid Northern Virginia is a chapter of HomeAid America. Our projects range from small kitchen and bathroom remodels to large new construction projects valued at more than $2 million.
What type of housing organizations benefit from HomeAid’s work?
HomeAid has managed renovations for various organizations that serve people who are temporarily homeless due to job loss, domestic violence, illness and medical problems including those who are disabled, mentally challenged or dealing with substance abuse, and wounded military veterans.
Some of the organizations include:
- Helps to significantly reduce construction costs to service provider organizations
- Helps local charitable organizations provide quality housing for families and individuals.
- Raises funds to support the shelter renovations and fill in project budget gaps and reduce the cost burden on the shelter organizations.