Founded in 2001, HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization operating in affiliation with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA). HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the HBA and is a local chapter of HomeAid America, a leading national provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless.
The mission of HomeAid Atlanta is to build and maintain dignified housing where temporarily homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. This is accomplished through generous donations of construction services and materials from members of the homebuilding industry.
HomeAid Atlanta strives to improve the conditions of Atlanta's temporarily homeless families and individuals by focusing on increasing capacities at local transitional housing facilities, providing more homeless children, women and men with an opportunity to restore their lives. Transitional housing provides the temporarily homeless with safe, dignified living environments that blend into neighborhoods and offer life and job skills training programs promoting self-sufficiency.
Visit HomeAid Atlanta's web site at www.homeaidatlanta.org for more information.
HomeAid Atlanta operates based on a proven, easy, three-step process. 1) Identify and select a successful community Service Provider that seeks construction services to expand the capacity of their facility, either through building a new facility or renovating an existing structure. 2) Recruit a volunteer Builder Captain who coordinates construction and assists in securing trade partners to provide in-kind labor, materials or services. 3) This team works together to build or renovate the facility, aiming to serve a larger number of temporarily homeless families and individuals. When complete, the facility is owned and operated by the Service Provider.
HomeAid Atlanta builds transitional housing with minimal cash, enabling Service Providers to focus their limited resources and attention on direct service programs for the homeless, such as life and job skills training. On average, every $1 invested in HomeAid Atlanta results in an average of $2 of in-kind labor and materials.
Unlike any time in America's history, today's homeless are primarily children, women and families. Research indicates that more than 75,000 Georgians are homeless at some time during the year, with a majority of those being women and children. Typically, these are people who simply need a second chance to get back on their feet—a temporary place to regroup, catch their breath and regain lives of self-sufficiency. It's clear there is a great need for additional transitional housing in the metro Atlanta area to serve temporarily homeless families and children, and HomeAid Atlanta is addressing this critical need. With your help, we can build hope for today’s homeless.