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 all housing projects for the homeless. The shelter projects help families and individuals gain stability and a place to thrive. HomeAid’s partners and resources help to significantly reduce the construction costs to service provider organizations, 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 2013, HomeAid:
- Partnered with 14 builders and more than 100 trade partners to complete 14 shelter projects – an investment of more than $1.6 million in Northern Virginia communities that helped more than 240 families and individuals.
- Delivered over $1 million 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 approximately 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 86 projects valued at more than $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 over $2 million.
What type of housing organizations benefit from HomeAid’s work?
Our projects serve a diverse mix of people within the homeless population including victims of domestic violence, veterans, those suffering from chronic physical or mental health issues, and homeless children and teens. HomeAid’s goal is to be a major resource for Northern Virginia service providers through the construction and maintenance of housing for the homeless. Our Shelter Program enables area shelter organizations to expand their housing and program options with the savings HomeAid provides.
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.
- Provides professional clothing at no cost to women and children, providing them with the tools necessary to be successful at school and in the workplace.