Legend Homes to Partner with HomeAid on Gracewood Construction Project
July 18, 2011

HomeAid Houston announced that Legend Homes has come on board to donate construction management of a 7400 sq. ft., five-family residential facility for Gracewood’s Spring Branch location.  It is the third and final home, completing that location’s campus.  Gracewood, a charity of Children at Heart Ministries, provides housing for mothers and their children who need a safe haven from crisis situations.

HomeAid Houston, a charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association works with the GHBA to recruit generous Association members to donate materials, labor and services for the construction of transitional housing for the homeless of Houston.

 “This partnership with Legend Homes, and the countless vendors who will be needed for donated materials and services are a tremendous gift to this cause,” said Parke Patterson, president of HomeAid Houston.  “Our entire team, including the wonderful folks at Gracewood and our architect, Mark Atkins with Masa Studios, has already forged a solid partnership with Legend as we finalize the plans.  We are looking forward to breaking ground in October.”

The new home will include housing for five mothers and their children as well as administrative, support services, and counseling offices.

The two existing homes on the Elmview - Gracewood campus were also built through HomeAid Houston with partner MHI.  These homes were finished out with donated furniture and appliances by a number of companies in the Houston area. The donations have created a warm, nurturing environment, that help foster the growth and healing of families in transition. Through Gracewood, mothers also receive counseling services and help in obtaining educations and jobs.  HomeAid also worked with Gracewood at their Wanda Lane location.  The remodel project there was the first Gold American National Standards Institute (ANSI) award.

Legend Homes currently builds in 20 communities across the Greater Houston area with price ranges from the $90’s - $200’s. Communities are located in  Conroe, Cypress, Houston, Humble, Katy, Manvel, Richmond and Spring, TX. For more information on Legend Homes visit www.legendhomeshouston.com .

HomeAid Houston, a 501 (c) 3 has added more than 400 beds in Houston for those less fortunate.  For more information on HomeAid visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.