Throughout 2018, HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association is celebrating its 15th anniversary of building hope and homes for the homeless of Houston. In that time, what is most remarkable is the number 50. "In 2018, HomeAid's 15th year in existence, the agency will have completed 50 projects," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston. "These 50 projects, new and old, change the lives of men, women, children, families and veterans."
These are projects that continue to enhance lives and in many cases, save lives. They house and serve children in crisis from all walks of life and house single mothers and their children recovering from domestic abuse. They also house and care for men who have struggled with drug abuse and are HIV positive and others provide a safe, welcoming place to support families who are struggling to make ends meet. Veterans who are trying to rebuild their lives are also provided a place to begin that process.
"We are excited to begin our "50 in 15" celebration as our new projects get started," said Bill Dalton, 2018 HomeAid president. "Our GHBA members, supporters and the community will be hearing more this year about HomeAid and the incredible journey we have taken to get where we are today."
Projects on HomeAid's 2018 docket include Family Promise of Lake Houston with Builder Captain First America, a division of The Signorelli Company. This is a 5100 square foot Family Day Center that will provide homeless families a place to come for care and services. A new Gracewood project is on the list that will be led by Builder Captain David Weekley Homes. This project will build four duplexes for homeless mothers and children. A third project being led by Builder Captain Lennar/Village Builders is the completion of cottage #2 on the Boys and Girls' campus that houses eight boys in crisis situations. Construction of a third cottage will begin in 2018, with the Builder Captain to be determined.
Two agencies are being considered for multiple HomeAid Care projects in 2018. These are smaller, remodel or small scale construction HomeAid projects.