HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed its 100th construction and renovation project for local homeless shelters and housing facilities.
The completed projects “bring hope and dignity to individuals and families struggling to obtain stable housing,” said Christy Eaton, executive director of HomeAid.
Since its founding in 2001, the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association has enabled more than 95,000 at-risk Northern Virginians to have a safe and stable place to live.
During that time, the organization has provided more than $12.7 million in construction assistance to more than 40 organizations serving the community.
Among the organizations assisted is Northern Virginia Family Service. Stephanie Berkowitz, its president, said HomeAid provides support “in a very real, very meaningful way.”
“HomeAid is able to bring in architects, engineers and trade craftsmen, often working for free, so the facilities in our area are well-designed, functional and ‘homey,’ providing comfort and dignity,” Berkowitz said.