BuildAid, a new nonprofit initiative of HomeAid Houston, provides Houston homeowners much-needed home repairs following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Working in collaboration with Greater Houston Builders Association builders, BuildAid offers materials and contractors, at cost, to significantly reduce the price of rebuilding for homeowners. In addition, BuildAid offers grant funding and flexible, low interest payment options to help eligible homeowners pay for these repairs.
The organization was created with a $1 million commitment from the David Weekley Family Foundation which quickly grew with additional donations of construction managers and funding from five other builders, including Taylor Morrison/Darling Homes, Partners in Building, Trendmaker Homes, Chesmar Homes and Empire Communities. Other donors include Newmark Homes, Holcomb Properties, Land Tejas Development Company, Perry Homes Foundation, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and the Brad Williams Family.
To celebrate the completion of a recent home, a welcome home party is being held by BuildAid and the partner builder David Weekley Homes for Katy-area homeowner Olivia Thornton, who has been out of her home for seven months following Harvey.
BuildAid is also the recent recipient of a $5.5 million grant from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which was established by Houston’s Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett. These funds play a critical role in BuildAid’s effort to rebuild homes across Houston.