Projects

At the heart of our charity is the desire to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can regain hope and achieve healing.  It is through the generosity of our GHBA builders, remodelers, vendors and trades that the HomeAid vision is realized, as beautiful buildings are built or remodeled, with the help of their donated labor and materials.  HomeAid projects are varied and can range from an 8100 square foot cottage to a 4200 sqare foot duplex to a 4100 square foot day center.  

A Caring Safe Place

 A Caring Safe Place provides crisis intervention as well as an array of services to some of Houston's most vulnerable homeless, and chronically homeless, population, including men who are HIV positive, sufferering from mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. 

Service Provider: A Caring Safe Place

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: Sandcastle Homes

Project Value: $49,000

Work Performed: Renovation

Completed: April 15, 2017

Agape Development

 Agape Development is transforming the the neighborhoods of 77021 through the application of AGAPE love - love that is authentic, intentional and long lasting.  By providing a range of housing and services -- from afterschool programs to a Gateway program for young adults, to Community Development programs and events -- Agape is providing a pathway to success for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness or in crisis. 

Service Provider: Agape Development

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: GHBA's Remodelers Council

Project Value: $25,000

Work Performed: Renovation and remodeling

Angel Reach

 Grand View Builders/GVB Custom Builders joined forces with HomeAid Houston to provide the conversion of a garage space into a fully functional food pantry and beautiful storage space for the kids and kinship families of Angel Reach in Conroe.  

Service Provider: ANGEL REACH

Location: CONROE

Builder Partners: GRAND VIEW BUILDERS/GVB CUSTOM HOMES

Project Value: $25,500

Work Performed: CREATION OF A FOOD PANTRY AND STORAGE SPACE

People Served Annually: 112

Completed: 2014

Boys & Girls Harbor

In 2007, Builder Captain Dakotablue Homes constructed two 4,200 square foot homes in Morgan’s Pointe, for Boys & Girls Harbor.

Service Provider: BOYS AND GIRLS HARBOR

Location: LA PORTE, TEXAS

Builder Partners: DAKOTABLUE HOMES

Project Value: $488,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF TWO COTTAGES FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

Beds Added: 16

People Served Annually: 51

Completed: 2007

Boys and Girls Country 2016 with Partners in Building

Builder Captain Partners in Building, has completed their 8,000 sq. ft. cottage for Boys and Girls Country in Hockley, Texas!

 

 

Service Provider: BOYS AND GIRLS COUNTRY

Location: HOCKLEY

Builder Partners: PARTNERS IN BUILDING

Project Value: $840,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A COTTAGE TO HOUSE EIGHT HOMELESS CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHING PARENTS

Beds Added: 12

People Served Annually: 88

Completed: November 2016

Boys and Girls Country Cottage #2 with Lennar/Village Builders

On January 24, 2017 a groundbreaking was held for the second cottage to be constructed at the Boys and Girls Country campus, by Builder Captain Lennar/Village Builders.  

Service Provider: Boys and Girls Country

Location: Hockley, Texas

Builder Partners: Lennar/Village Builders

Project Value: 900,000

Beds Added: 14

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos 2015, 2016 and 2017 with the GHBA's CBC

For the last three years, the Greater Houston Builders Association's Custom Builder's Council has teamed up with HomeAid Houston to update and renovate the homes at Casa de los Ninos. These homes provide a loving and nurturing environment for up to six children and give them an opportunity to recover from family crisis situations.

 

Service Provider: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: GHBA's Custom Builders Council

Project Value: $25,000 - $35,000

Work Performed: Renovations of their homes

People Served Annually: 11

Completed: 2015/2016/2017

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos 2016 with David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes spearheaded a children's home improvement project for their CARE Build Month initiative in May.  

Service Provider: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: David Weekley Homes

Work Performed: Renovation of The Rocket Center

Completed: June 2016

Cora Casey Project

In the winter of 2007 – 2008, a call came into HomeAid Houston from Child Advocates. Could they help a foster mother of five severely disabled children with some badly-needed home renovations?

Service Provider: CORA CASEY CRUSADE

Location: HOUSTON

Mission of Agency: AN INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING HOUSING AND CARE FOR THREE SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN

Builder Partners: THE GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION’S REMODELERS COUNCIL

Project Value: $100,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION AND ADDITION OF ADA ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS, GENERAL UPDATING

Beds Added: 6

People Served Annually: 6

Completed: 2008

Covenant House

Covenant House Texas (CHT) Crisis Shelter serves homeless youth ranging in age from 18 to 20 and houses an average of 40 to 50 every night. The youth come voluntarily and no one is turned away. All individuals are given a medical exam and vocational and psychiatric assessments to determine what additional services are needed.

Service Provider: CONVENANT HOUSE

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: CHARANZA CONTRACTING, INC.

Project Value: $30,450

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

Beds Added: 0

People Served Annually: 108

Completed: 2010

DeGeorge at Union Station

April 26, 2012 – HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity that builds transitional housing for Houston's homeless, has joined efforts with Darling Homes to overhaul the community kitchen that serves 100 formerly homeless male and female veterans who range in age from 28 to 83. These individuals live at the De George at Union Station in downtown Houston. This is a single room occupancy facility, meaning each resident has their own room with a bed, dresser, desk, small bathroom, microwave and mini-frig. The vets share a small community kitchen that has seen better days.

Service Provider: DEGEORGE AT UNION STATION

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: DARLING HOMES

Project Value: $6,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF THEIR COMMUNITY KITCHEN FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

People Served Annually: 80

Completed: 2012

Family Promise of Lake Houston

In March of 2017, HomeAid Houston approved the construction of a 5000 square foot Family Day Center for Family Promise of Lake Houston.  First America Homes an affiliate of The Signorelli Company has volunteered to be the Builder Captain for the project and Sergio Astorga, of Arte Architects, will be the project's architect.  Fundraising for the project is progressing well and a fourth quarter 2017 groundbreaking and construction start is anticipated.

Service Provider: Family Promise of Lake Houston

Location: Humble, Texas

Builder Partners: First America Homes an affiliate of The Signorelli Company

Fort Bend Family Promise

With permitting underway, anticipation is high as construction will soon begin, on HomeAid Houston's Fort Bend Family Promise (FBFP) project. Builder Captain Long Lake, Ltd., under the leadership of Craig Jones, will construct a Family Day Center with materials and services donated by GHBA members. In December, team members from HomeAid Houston, Long Lake Ltd., Arte Architecture and Fort Bend Family Promise gathered to review initial plans and discuss construction schedules and vendor contributions and commitments.

Service Provider: FORT BEND FAMILY PROMISE

Location: MISSOURI CITY

Builder Partners: LONG LAKE, LTD

Project Value: $892,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A DAY CENTER FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES

People Served Annually: 1200

Completed: 2015

Freedom Place

Freedom Place, a program of Arrow Child & Family Ministries, is a sanctuary that bridges the gap from victim to victor.  Girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking are given an opportunity to restore their lives through the comprehensive care and services they receive at Freedom Place.  In 2017, HomeAid will be working with GHBA members to renovate a cottage on the grounds of this agency campus, to provide longer term housing for girls needing a bit more time on the Freedom Place campus.  

Service Provider: Freedom Place, a program of Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Location: Houston

Project Value: $50,000

Work Performed: Renovation of "The Caretaker's Cottage"

Gracewood / Elmview #1 and #3

Builder Captain MHI has created beautiful, functional and durable environments for the homeless women and children who will come to live at Gracewood on their Elmview campus. These projects would not have been possible without the dedication of MHI and their incredible staff, who have given so much of their time to obtain donations of labor and material and oversee the building of this home with care and excellence.

Service Provider: GRACEWOOD / ELMVIEW #1 AND #3

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: MHI

Project Value: $1,200,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF TWO HOMES FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 32

People Served Annually: 102

Completed: 2009

Gracewood Bradley Legend House

HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity was joined by Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes at the ceremonial groundbreaking of a 7400 sq. ft., residential facility to be built for Gracewood. The facility, located at 1617 Elmview Drive, 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. The new home will include housing for five mothers and their children as well as administrative, support services, and counseling offices.

Service Provider: GRACEWOOD AT ELMVIEW

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: LEGEND HOMES / PRINCETON CLASSIC HOMES

Project Value: $1,250,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A GROUP COTTAGE FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 16

People Served Annually: 51

Completed: 2013

Gracewood Wanda Lane

HomeAid Houston, along with award-winning Remodeler Captain Brothers Strong, worked with generous vendors and suppliers on a green remodel of Gracewood’s 3665 square foot home on their existing campus. This project was Houston’s first ANSI-approved green remodel and the resulting construction provided a beautiful, energy efficient home for the mothers and children of Gracewood.

Service Provider: Gracewood, A Children At Heart Ministry

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: Brothers Strong

Project Value: $336,000

Work Performed: Renovation of the

Beds Added: 15

People Served Annually: 48

Completed: 2010

Houston Area Women's Center

When Drayton and Elizabeth McLane gave the winning bid for HomeAid Houston's 2010 Project Playhouse by David Weekley Homes, little did they know they were actually buying 16 beautiful new shower stalls for the Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC).

Service Provider: HOUSTON AREA WOMEN’S CENTER

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: WILLIAM SHAW AND ASSOCIATES

Project Value: $26,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF 16 SHOWER STALLS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Beds Added: N/A

People Served Annually: 204

Completed: 2011

Krause Children's Center Cafeteria Remodel

 Krause Children's Center for severely troubled girls, ages 12 to 17, is in need of updates and repairs to its facility in the Katy, Texas area.

Service Provider: Krause Children's Center

Location: Katy

Builder Partners: Brandon Lynch, Keechi Creek Builders

Project Value: $10,000

Work Performed: Renovation of the cafeteria -- windows, doors and cabinetry

People Served Annually: 50

Completed: 2015

Krause Children's Center Lobby Remodel

Since December 24, 1995, The Krause Children’s Center has been treating abused, neglected, and troubled boys and girls from the entire State of Texas. Treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, spiritual care, and their own award winning charter school.

Service Provider: KRAUSE CHILDRENS CENTER

Location: KATY, TEXAS

Builder Partners: DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES AND BAYER CUSTOM HOMES

Project Value: $25,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF THEIR LOBBY AND RECEPTION AREA

People Served Annually: 112

Completed: 2009

Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh has empowered homeless and abused women and their children for over 40 years in Houston. In 2006, a 16 unit dormitory for women and children in crisis was dedicated.

Service Provider: MISSION OF YAHWEH

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: DOYLE STUCKEY HOMES AND GREEN MOUNTAIN BUILDING COMPANY

Project Value: $350,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A 16 UNIT DORMITORY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 16

People Served Annually: 51

Completed: 2006

Mission of Yahweh HomeAid Care Project

Mission of Yahweh (MOY) hosted an open house February 12th, 2013, to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Sister Gay Children's Home, which adds dignified housing for 40 women and children. HomeAid was able to aid in the renovation by working with GHBA vendors and suppliers to get donations of materials. Dal-Tile donated over $5000 worth of tile, enabling MOY to renovate two multi-person bathrooms. In addition, Bison Building Products provided doors at a discounted price and Darling Homes donated a Bosch washer and dryer.

Service Provider: MISSION OF YAHWEH

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: DOYLE STUCKEY HOMES AND GREEN MOUNTAIN BUILDING COMPANY

Project Value: $350,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A 16 UNIT DORMITORY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 16

People Served Annually: 51

Completed: 2006

Montgomery County Youth Services

Montgomery County Youth Services is a program established in Conroe, Texas to provide short and long term shelter for youth, ages 10 -17, who are in crisis. These programs provide safety, security, support and structure to youth in need, who are typically in the custody of TDFPS, juvenile services or are a private placement from the community.

Service Provider: MONTGOMERY COUNTY YOUTH SERVICES

Location: CONROE, TEXAS

Builder Partners: GRANDVIEW BUILDERS AND GHBA’S MCBD&D

Project Value: $30,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A 600 SF CONDITIONED STORAGE SPACE FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

Beds Added: 0

People Served Annually: 70

Completed: 2010

Open Door Mission

HomeAid Houston and Remodeler Captain John Gillette with Craftsmanship by John joined the Open Door Mission to dedicate the completion of renovations at the Mission's East End location. The team converted an exterior space into two offices for counseling services. As the Remodeler Captain, Gillette donated his time and crew. The Open Door Mission offers a drug/alcohol recovery program, convalescent care, educational and vocational opportunities, low-income transitional housing and other services for men.

Service Provider: OPEN DOOR MISSION

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: CRAFTSMANSHIP BY JOHN

Project Value: $31,500

Work Performed: CREATION OF NEW OFFICES, FURNISHING OF RECEPTION AREA FOR MEN WHO ARE HOMELESS

People Served Annually: 144

Completed: 2011

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services

HomeAid Houston and Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS), recently announced their partnership to build four duplexes for single parents on property owned by St. John's Presbyterian Church in southwest Houston.

Service Provider: PRESBYTERIAN CHILDRENS HOMES AND SERVICES

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: RYLAND HOMES

Project Value: $1,109,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR DUPLEXES FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 21

People Served Annually: 67

Completed: 2014

S.E.A.R.C.H

 Frankel Building Group teamed up with HomeAid Houston in 2012 to provide a complete remodel of the client intake area at SEARCH's downtown facility.  

Service Provider: SEARCH

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: FRANKEL BUILDING GROUP

Project Value: $36,650

Work Performed: REMODELING OF CLIENT INTAKE AREA

People Served Annually: 144

Completed: 2012

Santa Maria Hostel Common Area Remodel for Female Veterans

 Greymark Construction partnered with GHBA members and supporters to remodel three common area rooms, used by female veterans at Santa Maria Hostel's Jacquelyn House location.  The rooms were renovated to create a peaceful and beautiful environment where the veterans could relax, journal, visit, fix a snack, watch television.  

Service Provider: Santa Maria Hostel

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: Greymark Construction

Project Value: $30,000

Work Performed: Remodel of three common area rooms, used by homeless female veterans

People Served Annually: 96

Completed: 2013

Santa Maria Hostel Community Room Remodel

The Greater Houston Builders Association's Custom Builders Council (CBC), and HomeAid Houston were partners in a recent remodel project for Santa Maria Hostel, an agency that provides a supportive program for women struggling to rebuild their lives. Brandon Lynch with Keechi Creek Builders led members of the CBC and other volunteers in a complete remodel of Santa Maria's multi-purpose room where residents hold meetings and education classes, and where they also gather with family members to celebrate holidays and other special occasions. The entire project was a collaboration of donated labor, material and time by dozens of individuals and companies.

Service Provider: SANTA MARIA HOSTEL

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: GHBA CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

Project Value: $25,500

Work Performed: REMODEL OF THEIR MEETING ROOM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN RECOVERING FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

People Served Annually: N/A

Completed: 2014

Santa Maria Hostel Lobby Remodel Project Welcome Home

Team members responsible for a make-over of the lobby and guest bathroom at the Santa Maria Hostel shelter in northwest Houston, gathered to celebrate the project's completion in November by dedicating the space. HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity worked with team members Dennis Haws, the project's Remodeler Captain and owner of All Star Construction and Leslie King with Greymark Construction to complete the renovation called Project Welcome Home. By Design Interiors donated the design work and acquisition of furnishings and accessories and the Women Contractors Association provided the underwriting of the project through their "Boots & Bling" fund raiser. One of the functions of the shelter is to provide housing for female veterans facing homelessness.

Service Provider: Santa Maria Hostel

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: All Star Construction and By Design Interiors

Project Value: $31,000

Work Performed: Remodel of the lobby

People Served Annually: 96

Completed: 2011

Santa Maria Hostel's Bonita House

The Santa Maria Hostel Bonita House complex consists of eight buildings with 60 apartment units and two 16-bed dormitories. The facility provides a safe haven for up to 199 women and children, seeking healing from drug and alcohol addiction.

Service Provider: SANTA MARIA HOSTEL’S BONITA HOUSE

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: LENNAR HOMES, BEAZER HOMES AND DAVIS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION

Project Value: $3,200,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF A 199 BED FACILITY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 199

People Served Annually: 637

Completed: 2005

Santa Maria Hostel's Bonita House reception area remodel

 Greymark Construction is again partnering with HomeAid Houston, to serve the women and children of Santa Maria Hostel's Bonita House.  When the agency called and asked if HomeAid would consider redesigning and building a new reception area for their lobby, Leslie King, of Greymark Construction, replied "of course!!"

Service Provider: Santa Maria Hostel

Location: Houston

Builder Partners: Greymark Construction

Project Value: $5,000

Work Performed: remodel of reception area

Completed: 2016

Santa Maria Hostel's Project Independence

"Project Independence" was a HomeAid / GHBA Remodelers Council Care project designed to renovate and restore five apartments and two common area bathrooms for Santa Maria's Spring Branch location. These apartments are used by Santa Maria in their effort to support and serve homeless female Veterans.

Service Provider: SANTA MARIA HOSTEL’S “PROJECT INDEPENDENCE”

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: GHBA’S REMODELERS COUNCIL

Project Value: $29,500

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF FIVE APARTMENTS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Beds Added: 30

People Served Annually: 96

Completed: 2010

SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures

SEARCH Homeless Services pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity and transforming lives of homeless men women and children. SEARCH grew out of an ecumenical group of churches and synagogues who believed that homeless people need more than a bed and a meal; they need a future.

Service Provider: S.E.A.R.C.H. HOUSE OF TINY TREASURES

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION’S REMODELERS COUNCIL

Project Value: $25,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF THE “BABY HOUSE’, ADDITION OF HANDICAPPED RAMPS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ARE HOMELESS

Beds Added: 0

People Served Annually: 80

Completed: 2009

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Texas Baptist Children's Home

Ryland Homes joined HomeAid, Newland Communities and Texas Baptist Children's Home (TBCH), a Children at Heart Ministry, to construct a 7-bedroom, 7,100-square-foot "cottage," designed for families working through crisis in the Austin area community of Round Rock. This team shares HomeAid's mission, to "Build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach."

Service Provider: TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME

Location: ROUND ROCK

Builder Partners: RYLAND HOMES

Project Value: $624,700

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF COTTAGE FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

Beds Added: 14

People Served Annually: 44

Completed: 2015

The Women's Home

The mission of The Women's Home is to help women in crisis regain their self esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive, self sufficient individuals. Over the past 50 years The Women's Home has provided services to thousands of women seeking escape from the destructive cycles of domestic violence, mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse.

Service Provider: THE WOMEN’S HOME

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: LBJ CONSTRUCTION

Project Value: $47,570

Work Performed: RENOVATON OF THEIR “GREAT ROOM” AND EATING AREA FOR WOMEN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

People Served Annually: 83

Completed: 2010

United States Veterans Initiative

HomeAid Houston again partners with Ryan Boyles of GB General Contractors, Inc. and Lynne Jones of Lynne T. Jones Interior Design, to provide space design and interior decorating ideas for the day room and adjoining restroom at the United States Veterans Initiative's Mid Town Terraces facility. This US Vets complex provides shelter and services to 300 homeless and formerly homeless men who have served our country.

Service Provider: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: GB GENERAL CONTRACTORS, LYNNE T. JONES INTERIOR DESIGN, DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES

Project Value: $36,000

Work Performed: CREATION AND FURNISHING OF A DAY ROOM FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

People Served Annually: 960

Completed: 2011

United States Veterans Initiative Lobby Renovation

Most of us take for granted something as simple as a warm, inviting game room or living room to kick back or hang out with friends and family. For the over 300 homeless veterans who are provided services and shelter at the United States Veterans Initiative's Mid Town Terraces facility, their space to relax and regroup was anything but that. The space was in dire need of an overhaul. HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) charity, and Sandcastle Homes are pooling experience, resources and the commitment to give back to our veterans, to renovate the facility's 1000 sq. ft. lobby. The project is being underwritten by Trendmaker Homes.

Service Provider: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: SANDCASTLE HOMES

Project Value: $45,000

Work Performed: RENOVATION OF THE LOBBY FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Beds Added: N/A

People Served Annually: 300

Completed: 2013

Wellsprings Village

Wellsprings, Inc. was founded in 1988 by two Dominican Sisters - Sister Rita Owens and Sister Justin Farinella. After researching the availability of services for women who needed more than emergency shelter, they found there was a desperate need for stable, residential environments for women 30-50 years of age, without children in their care.

Service Provider: WELLSPRINGS VILLAGE

Location: HOUSTON

Builder Partners: DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES AND TILSON HOMES

Project Value: $1,250,000

Work Performed: CONSTRUCTION OF SIX COTTAGES FOR HOMELESS WOMEN IN CRISIS

Beds Added: 48

People Served Annually: 153

Completed: 2005