HomeAid Northern Virginia to Kick-off $860,000 Renovation for Community Lodgings in Alexandria, Va.

HomeAid Northern Virginia will kick-off its largest project of the year this month, as the organization and builder captain Pulte Homes partner to renovate a 10-unit apartment building for Community Lodgings in Alexandria. The renovation 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. The official kick-off for the project is on August 28 at 10:00 a.m. View photos of the building prior to renovation and of the kick-off event.

“Once again, HomeAid has the opportunity to work toward our mission of ending homeless in our community,” said Michael J. Scheurer, HomeAid Northern Virginia President and Northern Virginia Community Outreach Officer for the Virginia Housing Development Authority. “This project is the perfect example of how non-profits and corporations can work together to address a critical issue impacting our society. Without the commitment of Pulte Homes and the subcontractors who will work on this renovation, we could never take on something this significant. Once it’s complete, these apartments will provide stable, safe and much-needed housing for those who are transitionally homeless.”

The renovation of the 10-unit apartment building is valued at $860,000 and includes new:

In addition, all radiators and radiator piping will be removed.

“Community Lodgings is grateful to HomeAid for making this renovation happen,” said Bonnie Baxley, executive director, Community Lodgings. “Through their help and the generosity of Pulte Homes, we will be able to rehabilitate this building which has been in dire need of repairs. We have been ‘band-aiding’ the apartments for several years until we could find help to renovate the building.  The impact of having new, clean and beautiful living spaces for our homeless families and individuals will change their entire outlook on life.”

For more information, contact Denise Gavilan.