HomeAid and Local Builders Complete Four Property Renovations

September 25, 2012—HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters, transitional houses and other facilities that help the homeless, announced the completion of four renovations plus one expansion that will enable previously-homeless families to have new, safe and comfortable places to live. The $1.1 million in projects allows shelter care providers to channel their funds into what matters most—ending homelessness.

 “Every single project we undertake directly benefits the homeless families and individuals who live in this area,” said Michael J. Scheurer, HomeAid Northern Virginia President and Northern Virginia Community Outreach Officer for the Virginia Housing Development Authority. ”Without the ongoing support of the residential building community and their trade partners, we wouldn’t be able to take on so many renovations. Their commitment to each initiative is outstanding.”

 Recently completed projects include:

 Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Family Care Shelter at SERVE Campus, $950,000 expansion and renovation

HomeAid recently celebrated the 4,000 square foot, $950,000 expansion and renovation of the NVFS Family Care Shelter at the SERVE campus in Manassas.  Builder Captain K. Hovnanian Homes and 29 of their trade partners expanded the shelter to increase capacity by more than 50 percent, bringing the number of beds from 60 to 92 and the ability to serve 250 more people a year. Also included in the expansion are common-use areas and a separate family wing. Renovations to the existing shelter include larger workspaces for staff, larger gathering spaces for residents, new flooring, new interior paint, new cabinetry in the playroom and a relocated and expanded outside play area. Watch YouTube video.

 NOVACO, $57,500 townhouse renovation

Madison Homes and 15 of their trade partners teamed-up with HomeAid Northern Virginia to renovate a townhome NOVACO recently purchased. Renovations include new kitchen cabinets, finishing the basement to include the addition of a bathroom; new flooring throughout the entire home; and new roofing, interior doors, lighting, mechanical systems and plumbing fixtures. The entire interior was also painted and the fence replaced. View photos and watch YouTube video.

 Alternative House, $9,000 renovation

The Christopher Companies and five of their trade partners made much-needed repairs to Alternative House, including fixing the insulation for three HVAC units which had been damaged in an attic fire; installing shelving in the basement where they keep donated items, such as clothing, food, toiletries and school supplies; replacing carpets on the stairs; and installing new locks on the front door. View photos.

 Guest House, $1,600 renovation

John Darvish Construction, installed, free of a charge, a new garage roof for Guest House in Alexandria, Va. The organization contacted HomeAid requesting assistance with this project.

 Community Lodgings, $860,000 project kick-off

In addition to these completed projects, HomeAid kicked-off its largest project of the year with the $860,000 renovation of a 10-unit apartment building for Community Lodgings. The renovation will include new: kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, windows, electric, plumbing, interior and exterior doors and trim, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, HVAC systems, drywall, paint and insulation. The project will enable Community Lodgings to increase the number of individuals and families it serves annually, with the renovation of six new two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units to the property. View photos.

 For more information about these projects and to learn how to get  involved in future renovations, visit www.homeaidncr.org or contact Christy Eaton, executive director, ceaton@nvbia.com.