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HomeAid America Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Mission: Building new lives for America's homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.

Results: HomeAid has now completed 400 shelters around the country totaling 2,200,000 square feet of space at a cost of approximately $200 million, of which nearly 48 percent represents in-kind donations by builders and their trades and suppliers. Our facilities have now housed more than 200,000 people. We currently have 50 projects in development. It is a substantial record.

Target demographics: HomeAid partners with non-profit Service Providers that serve individuals who have suddenly become homeless through job loss, divorce, domestic violence, foreclosure and catastrophic illness. HomeAid also builds facilities for abused children, foster care youth, disabled veterans, homeless people living with HIV or AIDS, etc.

Geographic areas served: Atlanta; Colorado; Houston, TX; Inland Empire, CA; Los Angeles/Ventura, CA; Southeastern Michigan; Northern California; Northern Virginia; Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Southern Nevada; Washington, D.C.

Programs: HomeAid America creates local chapters across the nation, which inspire homebuilders (builder captains) and their subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants to donate labor, materials, and services. The effect is that each chapter renovates or constructs 1-2 shelters per year for their local community, which are operated by existing, qualified, community-based non-profit service providers.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I've been involved with HomeAid for the past twelve years, and I personally believe in their mission to help the homeless. I wholeheartedly support all of their worthwhile projects, events, and activities. This organization is unique, and I have witnessed the hard work and supreme dedication of its staff.


Rating: 5

HomeAid Houston is a charity I have been involved with since 2004. I have witnessed first hand what the projects that HomeAid has helped build have done to homeless women and their children's lives. I have read countless thank you's and have received hugs from these families needing a hand up not a hand out. I have watched our building community and vendor partners gather together to donate materials and labor to provide families with shelter that is like a real home. I have witnessed first hand what this charity is capable of doing and it is awesome.

Del B.


Rating: 5

HomeAid Sacramento does a tremendous job everyday helping to provide shelter for the temporary homeless. I am so impressed with this organization and the many volunteers that provide time and money to help HomeAid Sacramento help those that need it the most. I have had the honor and privilege to work as a HomeAid Sacramento volunteer for the past seven years and I have loved every minute of it. I have done whatever I have been asked to do which includes fund raising, setting up tables and chairs and then taking them down and cleaning up after the annual Trap Shoot fundraiser, blowing up balloons for the Trap Shoot Archery game, participating in the "Essentials for Young Lives Campaign" which takes place every year January through April by picking up, sorting and delivering diapers, baby food, formula and bottles, and baby wipes to the various shelters that need these supplies for the single mothers and their babies that they are taking care of, making telephone calls to ask for raffle prizes and/or donations for HomeAid Sacramento events, selling raffle tickets this year for the Dinger's Den Playhouse give away at Raley's Field, etc. I love helping HomeAid Sacramento do whatever they need to do in order to provide shelter for the temporary homeless and this organization will always have my financial support and can always count on me to be one of their volunteers no matter what. HomeAid Sacramento has been instrumental along with the Volunteers of America organization in building and completing the only "Senior Safe House" west of the Rockies in 2009. The "Peace For Families" facility is a 39-bed, 12,500 square foot facility which provides emergency and transitional shelter for women and children was completed in 2008. These are two of the most recent projects that HomeAid Sacramento has completed with help from many donors and volunteers and which help meet a tremendous need in and around the Sacramento area. I love HomeAid Sacramento because of all of the good that they do for those that need it the most and it is truly an honor and a privilege for me to be associated with HomeAid Sacramento. Thank you HomeAid Sacramento for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of the many people on a daily basis.

Tracy G.


Rating: 5

I have been volunteering my time with HomeAid America for 8 months and in that time it has impacted my life on so many levels. I have formed new relationships, made countless connections, expanded my professional experience, and most importantly been given the opportunity to give back. HomeAid is committed to providing housing for today's homeless and has built 200 shelters nationwide. Working side by side with the CEO and many others in the organization I have witnessed and felt their dedication. When I was given the opportunity to attend a building dedication I witnessed first hand how HomeAid saves lives. As an intermediary between builders and service providers HomeAid doesn't get to experience the day to day contact with those they help. But through charity events, housing dedications, and builds it all comes to fruition. It's moments like hearing some the stories of those who have escaped homelessness and touring the housing facilities that I will never forget.