Our Building Model

Aligning with local and national builders as well as local homeless service agencies, HomeAid has created a seamless approach to building housing project for today’s homeless.

The process of building a HomeAid housing project begins with identifying a local building association to establish a local chapter within a community. Next, a local homeless service agency is selected and determines what particular need -- possibly abused children, disabled veterans, or homeless people living with HIV or AIDS -- requires housing assistance.

Once the need and location have been identified, a builder captain is chosen from a building-related company to manage the construction or renovation of the housing project. The builder captain also secures trade donors such as carpenters, plumbers, insulators and roofers, to provide labor, materials and other services. Finally, the housing project is built or renovated.

HomeAid turns the housing project over to the local homeless service agency, who then owns and operates it, as well as provides many services to assist families in becoming self-sufficient. Homeless service agencies offer free job training, counseling and vocational skills learning opportunities to its residents.

Thankfully, through the generosity of the building industry, its trade donors, financial institutions, and the public, HomeAid has been able to build more than 400 housing projects throughout America that has helped more than 200,000 of our neighbors turn their lives around.