April 9, 2013, Chantilly, Va. — HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters, transitional houses and other facilities that house the homeless, announced the completion of three renovations that will enable homeless families to have new, safe and comfortable places to live. The more than $1.1 million in renovations enables shelter care providers to channel their funds into what matters most—ending homelessness.
“Every project we undertake helps the homeless families and individuals living in our community get back on their feet and plan for their futures,” said Russell S. Rosenberger, Jr., HomeAid Northern Virginia President and president, Madison Homes, Inc. ”We receive outstanding support from local homebuilders for all our projects. Without their time, skills and commitment, we would be unable to make such a significant impact on the lives of the homeless.”
Recently completed projects include:
Renovation of Ives House in Falls Church, Va. Builder Captain Van Metre Homes completed a major renovation to The Ives House in Falls Church. The house, owned by Falls Church Presbyterian Church and leased to Shelter House, will serve as transitional housing for families who are homeless or at the immediate risk of becoming homeless.
The $37,000 renovation of the six-bedroom, three-bath house includes a new kitchen; updates to two bathrooms; interior painting and carpeting throughout the common living spaces; plumbing repairs and upgrades; several security upgrades; and testing to ensure the sprinkler system is up to code. The exterior stairs and porch were also repaired. View before and after pictures; view the YouTube video.
Renovation for Community Lodgings in Alexandria, Va. Pulte Homes completed the $870,000 renovation of a 10-unit apartment building for Community Lodgings in February. The updates enable the organization to better serve the families in their programs, with the renovation of six new two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units to the property. View before and after photos; watch the YouTube video about the project.
Renovation for Doorways Domestic Violence Shelter. Builder Captain Sagatov Homes managed a $200,000 renovation for Doorways that enhances the confidentiality of the home and increases its safety, comfort and efficiency. The renovation included repairing and upgrading all entrances; replacing the roof, siding and exterior door and windows; upgrading the electrical, security and HVAC system; upgrading the kitchen and décor throughout; and improving the landscaping and outdoor storage.
In addition, HomeAid kicked-off a $250,000 renovation for Loudoun Transitional Housing Program in partnership with Loudoun County and Volunteers of America Chesapeake. Eight apartment units used as transitional housing for homeless families and single women will be completely renovated with emphasis on a warm home environment to help them rebuild their lives and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. The renovation is being managed by Builder Captains Miller & Smith and Winchester Homes and many trade partners. View photos prior to the renovation.