Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Philanthropy

Location: 1738 Elton Rd Ste 200 Silver Spring MD 20903 USA

Mission: The mission of Home Builders Care Foundation, the charitable construction organization of the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, is to complete construction projects, with particular focus on shelter-related projects, by leveraging the industry’s specialized building construction skills and by collaborating with existing community service providers serving the homeless and other at-risk populations.
Results: In 2011, we undertook over 9 comprehensive renovation projects with a total construction value over $500K. Our charitable construction efforts helped improve housing facilities for low-income seniors, autistic adults, formerly homeless families, runaway and at-risk youth, a gold star mother, and victims of HIV/AIDS. Over $350K in construction costs were saved with our involvement. Savings can now be applied to direct social services for clients of our partnering agencies.
Geographic areas served: Maryland-National Capital area
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-1389604
301-445-5410
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Rating: 5 stars  

Home Builders Care Foundation helped my organization rehbilitate a small, foreclosed apartment building so we could provide permanent housing for single women with small children who were homeless. They played an important advisory role, especially on selecting contractor and determining the scope of the renovations needed. Then they provided funds to bridge the gap and get the project completed. HBCF has completed four such projects with us in recent years so they are a great partner.

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They are really in touch with the needs of the community. They are local people who really are giving back to community by assisting the neediest people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the coordinator of projects Home Builders Care Foundation have done for our Non-Profit, Human Service agency, I have to say that they do wonderful things for the community. Even before the turn in the economy, money has always been tight with non-profits and Home Builders Care realizes that. Over the last thirteen years, they have done several home maintenance projects for us, paying all expenses. It has been a tremendous pleasure to know this organization and know that they care about giving back to the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization, on a few occassions. They have helped to keep our group homes for disabled adults in good repair.

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I would not change anything that Home Builders Care Foundation does.

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On two separate occassions, Home Builders Care Foundation gifted time and materials to Malta House. Malta House is an Assisted Living community in Hyattsville, Maryland. Malta House serves frail seniors with limited income and assets. HBCF replaced all of the common area carpet. The carpet was over ten years old and in desperate need of replacement. HBCF secured the vendor and gifted the carpet and installation. A few years later, we requested that HBCF work with us in transforming our residental grade kitchen into a commercial kitchen. HBCF secured two organizations that designed and installed this new kitchen. All laminate cabinets and counters were removed and replaced with stainless steel open shelving and stainless work services. Flooring tile was repaired and plumbing and electrical issues were addressed. From start to finish, all work was conducted professionally. The giving spirit and true appreciation of our seniors was apparent by all involved. Without HBCF, this work would have never been completed. We will forever be appreciative of this organization and its mission and purpose.

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Our seniors at Malta House are so proud of their community. The commercial kitchen installed by Home Builders Care Foundation opens up to the resident dining room. Residents and their families were absolutely overwhelmed by look and quality of the kitchen. Many residents commented that they never had such a beautiful kitchen in their own home. The generosity and goodwill afforded to Malta House and the residents was a true blessing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make changes. The support, understanding and professionalism shown by this organization is appreciated and respected.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

President of Victory Housing, Inc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

The D.C. affiliate of Home Builders Care Foundation, HomeAid DC LLC, is a committed and patient partner for Building Futures' newest project, Daffodil House. HomeAid DC is providing significant financial support and helped identify a contractor to make accessibility modifications to the front entrance and first floor apartments at Daffodil House. This 30-unit property provides permanent supportive housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. Most of our residents were homeless prior to moving into the property. HomeAid DC has been patient as we awaited the award of a D.C. grant for construction, which was leveraged by their grant. We're grateful for their support and their appreciation of the goals we will achieve by providing housing to an extremely vulnerable population of D.C. residents.

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Daffodil House will receive a donation to partially fund the construction of a wheelchair ramp and new front entrance to the building. Two wheelchair-accessible units will be constructed on the first floor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their capacity to serve additional affordable housing providers.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through referral by a colleague.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It encouraged our organization to broaden our outreach to other local funders.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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