Ryland Homes is known for constructing beautiful, quality homes nationwide. They also have a reputation for giving back to the community. The Greater Houston Builders Association charity, HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3, and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) are benefitting from Ryland’s generosity and commitment to helping the less fortunate with their role as Builder Captain for a duplex project that will provide housing for seven single mothers and their children. Mark Atkins, with Masa Studio Architects, donated architectural services. Construction is expected to be completed in March 2014.
Four duplex units are being constructed that will provide housing for families facing crisis and working toward personal development. “With a budget in excess of one million dollars, it is our hope that at least 30% of the cost of the project will be donated,” said Ryland president, Tom Jacobs. “The duplexes have been designed to look like single family dwellings,” he added.
The project, located in southwest Houston, at 5020 West Bellfort, is part of the PCHAS Single Parent Residential Program that provides transitional housing and a warm, nurturing environment to help foster the growth and healing of single parent families.
Referred by local churches and social service agencies, the future residents will be screened and the participants must commit to a program that includes regular meetings with case managers, family therapy and faith development. Residents are also assisted with finding educational programs that will lead to employment.
“The countless individuals who have come together to make this project happen, share an understanding of the challenges single parents face each day,” said Jennifer Taylor, president of HomeAid. “This beautifully designed property will provide a safe and inspirational place to encourage growth and change as families move toward a brighter future.”
HomeAid Houston builds transitional housing for Houston’s homeless. For more information visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.