HomeAid & Pulte Homes Celebrate $870,000 Renovation for Community Lodgings

 HomeAid Northern Virginia and Pulte Homes celebrated the renovation of a 10-unit apartment building for Community Lodgings on Feb. 20. The renovation, which began in August 2012, will enable Community Lodgings 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 photos of  the renovation; watch the YouTube video about the project. 

“Once again, HomeAid has been given the opportunity to work toward our mission of ending homeless in our community,” said Russell S. Rosenberger, Jr., HomeAid Northern Virginia President andpresident, Madison Homes, Inc. “This project exemplifies how important it is for non-profits and corporations to work together to help the community. Without the commitment of Pulte Homes and its 33 subcontractors, the renovation of the 10 apartments would not have been possible.”

This is an $870,000+ project with nearly 40% savings coming from the Builder Captain and Trade Partners, and includes new… 

 “This new building is absolutely gorgeous,” said Bonnie Baxley, executive director, Community Lodgings.  “I know our families will be inspired when they come into this clean, fresh, new space. It will give them a brand new outlook as our program helps them move from homelessness to independence.  These apartments are so beautiful any of us would be excited to live there. All of us here at Community Lodgings are grateful to everyone who helped to make this happen, but most especially to Pulte Homes and HomeAid Northern Virginia.”

 “We are honored to have partnered with HomeAid and the City of Alexandria to address affordable and transitional housing needs in the area,” said Lewis Birnbaum, division president of Pulte Homes’ Mid-Atlantic operations. “For nearly 40 years, we have been a part of communities in the Metro DC area. Pulte Homes’ responsibility is not just to build homes, but to build and improve communities and positively impact the lives of our neighbors. It was a rewarding experience for us and our trade partners to roll up our sleeves and play a part in building a place for families to call home.”

 Journalists are invited to tour the updated apartment building on February 20, 10:00 am, at 612 Notabene Drive in Alexandria. For more information, contact Denise Gavilan.

 About HomeAid Northern Virginia

HomeAid Northern Virginia leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction or major renovations to homeless shelters, transitional houses, and other facilities that help homeless people gain stability and a roof over their heads. HomeAid’s partners and resources help to significantly reduce the construction costs to care provider organizations, thereby allowing them to redirect those dollars back into programs and services for homeless families and individuals.

HomeAid Northern Virginia was started in 2001 by the members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then has completed 72 projects valued at more than $10 million. HomeAid Northern Virginia is a chapter of HomeAid America.