February 20, 2018

HomeAid Houston and Builder Captain First American Homes, a Signorelli Co., hosted a vendor recruiting event to outline HomeAid's upcoming project for Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH).  More than 40 vendors attended to hear about the construction plans. 

The project is a Day Center called "Promise House" in Humble, that will provide counseling and admin offices, locker rooms bath facilities a family room, kitchen, a child's playroom and a dining room and library.  Families facing homelessness in north Houston will be utilizing the new facility to help stabilize their daily lives with the help of FPLH. The Day Center is designed with a home-like setting to help instill a feeling of security and encouragement.  Promise House is a 4224 sq. ft. plan that will replace the existing FPLH offices and will double its current capacity. 

This pre-construction event for vendors was held in Porter, Texas at the Valley Ranch Recreation Center, hosted by HomeAid and First America Homes, to introduce the project to vendors and suppliers.  An impressive 40 guests were in attendance to hear about FPLH, HomeAid Houston and the construction plans. 

The event also highlighted a grant from PetSmart that will pay for a "pet condo" on the property, allowing families to keep their pets as they work to improve their situation.  The grant is part of a national agreement with the Family Promise organization.

“This event was a huge success," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid.  "First America Homes sent out the call to their vendors and they answered.  Everyone understood the importance of providing a place to help prepare homeless and at risk families become more independent and self-sustaining.  We can't thank First America Homes and their vendors enough for committing to partnering with us on this project."

HomeAid builds transitional housing for homeless care agencies throughout Houston and surrounding counties since 2003.  The first shelter was dedicated in 2005.  Since then, 47 projects have been completed, adding over 437 beds and 12.6 million dollars in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community.  Annually, HomeAid's projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.