Our Building Model

Aligned with local builders and homeless service agencies, HomeAid has created a seamless approach to building housing projects and services for today’s homeless. We work with the Bay Area chapter of the Building Industry Association and select local homeless service agencies determined by specific needs -- domestic violence survivors, disabled veterans, or homeless individuals and families who and require housing assistance.

Once the need and a location have been identified, a builder captain is chosen from a building company to manage the construction or renovation of the housing project. The builder captain 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 owns and operates the facility, as well as providing many services to assist families in becoming self-sufficient. Homeless service agencies offer job training, counseling and vocational skills learning opportunities to its residents.