HomeAid America, the leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, completed its 500th housing project! Established by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, HomeAid is a passion project for Lifescapes, and was co-founded by our president, Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs. She still serves on the national board and on the Southern Nevada HomeAid Chapter, as well as being a board liaison to HomeAid Los Angeles.
“It is my honor to be involved in helping to improve the lives of individuals across this great nation through the efforts of our building industry partners coast to coast,” Brinkerhoff-Jacobs explains.
This 500th home, completed in Seattle by HomeAid Puget Sound, is a milestone for HomeAid and shows their commitment to eradicating homelessness. The project was a 4-home renovation for Attain Housing in Kirkland, WA, who provides safe and secure transitional and permanent housing for formerly homeless single mothers and their children.
“We are thrilled to reach this milestone in HomeAid’s history. HomeAid has long been the building industry’s contribution to the fight against homelessness in this country, and with this 500th project, we have now added 9,300 beds and housed over 280,000 people through the years. It is something our industry should be very proud of.”
~Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America
Murray Franklyn, a Seattle based homebuilder with a 40+ year history, along with their subcontractors and trades, completed the over $100,000 worth of renovations for less than $15,000 thanks to the in-kind contribution of labor and materials.
The generosity and commitment of many in the building industry has helped HomeAid reach this milestone, and proudly continues its efforts, with 60 more projects throughout 17 different chapters across the country.
For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.