This summer will be a memorable one for a single mom and her four children, who recently moved out of a homeless shelter and into a home renovated in June by HomeAid Northern Virginia and Builder Captain Lennar Virginia, for Cornerstones’ Affordable Townhouse Rental Program. The $20,720 project included renovating a bathroom; replacing flooring throughout; replacing doors, hardware and window blinds; repairing attic stairs; inspecting the HVAC system and replacing vents; caulking; replacing smoke detectors; upgrading the kitchen countertops and refrigerator; improving lighting fixtures; painting throughout; and power washing the deck. Lennar Virginia employees also have collected donations, which they will use to create a Welcome Home basket filled with dry goods and toiletries.
“HomeAid and Cornerstones have a long history of working together for the benefit of the homeless and at-risk of becoming homeless,” said Tim McMahon, vice president of Cornerstones’ Department of Housing and Community Development. “The generosity of HomeAid and its NVBIA builder members and their subcontractors is extraordinary. We are so grateful to Lennar Homes, its employees and all the subcontractors for their kindness and generosity—their help is making our Affordable Townhouse Rental Program work by providing warm and welcoming environments for families while enabling us to save resources for the purchase of additional homes to serve even more clients.”
The Cornerstones project is the first time Lennar Virginia has served as a Builder Captain for HomeAid in recent memory, although the company is committed to community service.
“At Lennar, we believe in giving back to and being a part of our community. We have previously worked with food kitchens during the holidays, and our employees have also volunteered many hours serving our community through NVBIA. This HomeAid project was a perfect way for us to give back to the community, and it’s been a great experience. The Cornerstones house will be a really nice place to live, and we are glad we could help,” said Bryan Hurst, division president for Lennar Virginia.