Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives
HomeAid Puget Sound builds, remodels and maintains housing for charities that serve the homeless: We match licensed, professional, insured homebuilders and remodelers with a project that fits their scope and size of work and charitable interests. This match allows nonprofit service providers to focus their energy and resources on providing direct services to the homeless while builders and remodelers provide construction-related technical assistance, in-kind labor, donated materials and build homes that are equal quality to its neighbors at a fraction of the cost.
2017 HomeAid Puget Sound Projects
Vision House is expanding in Shoreline and Polygon Northwest Homes has signed on to be the Builder Captain! Thanks to local businesses, churches and community groups Vision House rallied funding support and donations for this $3 million expansion. In 2013, the first of two Jacob’s Well buildings was built debt-free. Now in 2016, construction of the second building begins early fall. When both buildings are complete, this transitional housing complex will include a total of 22 housing units, a licensed childcare center, counseling offices, a community center and program space for homeless mothers and children.
Attain Housing is renovating in Kirkland. Thanks to Builder Captain Murray Franklyn, Attain Housing’s Petter Court apartments will undergo much needed kitchen renovations. The remodel project will be updating and replacing original kitchens, which were built in the 1970’s. Many families have lived in these units since they were built, so there has been a lot of wear and tear to the original cabinets, counters and light fixtures. Attain Housing has patched them together as long as they can. This project will allow the residents to have fully functioning kitchens and enable them to prepare meals and store essentials with new updated kitchen fixtures. Homeless families have a sense of pride and dignity when they are living in well maintained housing units.
Vine Maple Place is expanding in Maple Valley and Ryan General Contractors is the Builder Captain for this inspired project. Thanks to local businesses, churches and community groups, Vine Maple Place has secured funding support and in-kind donations for a Family Hope Center. The $3.7 million, 15,000 square-foot center will offer a dedicated space for children’s programs, rooms for employment and financial literacy for parents, offices for counselors and case managers to help families overcome housing barriers, and large open meeting rooms that accommodate a large volunteer team so community members have the opportunity to compassionately support hurting families and to offer them help.
Season of Miracles Foundation envisions a therapeutic healing garden for families, visitors and staff at Seattle Children’s hospital. HomeAid Puget Sound is honored to use our building model to partner with the hospital and the foundation. Co-Builder Captains Jim Malone of Malone’s Landscape and Tracy Briggs of T.E. Briggs Construction will make this compassionate vision come true. Why a healing garden? Regardless of age or culture, humans find nature restorative. Nature is proven to offer kinetic healing. In one study, researchers found that more than two-thirds of people choose a natural setting to retreat to when stressed. In another study, 95% of those interviewed said their mood improved after spending time outside, changing from depressed, stressed, and anxious to more calm and balanced. Gardens provide psychological, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits to humans. It is important for healing gardens to have green vegetation, flowers, aromatherapy and water elements. Season of Miracles Foundation has included all of the above and much more in their design plans.
2017-2019 HomeAid Puget Sound Projects
Acres of Diamonds is expanding in Duvall with a multi-year master plan supported by the city and the broader community. Steve and Cindy Dahl and staff of Legacy Builders LLC have committed to be the Builder Captain for Acres of Diamonds “Phase 1” in the master expansion plan! Thanks to local businesses, churches and community groups, Acres of Diamonds is currently rallying funding support and donations for this $3.3 million expansion. This first housing project will double capacity with 27 dorm style units for those most chronically and critically homeless, a communal living space and offices for case managers to guide residents through a variety of social services and programs serving homeless mothers and children.
Life Enrichment Options is expanding in North Bend and Snoqualmie to serve young disabled adults at-risk of becoming homeless. HomeAid is actively recruiting a Builder Captain. The $600,000 North Bend project is a complete renovation and addition to a former church parsonage, turning into a 6 bedroom ADA home with additional bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living space. On-site care providers along with 5-6 disabled adults will reside on the property when competed. The Snoqualmie lot is 18,000 sq ft with a small cottage. A new $600,000 6 bed, 4 bath ADA home will be built on the property. Life Enrichment Options rallies donations so their housing projects are debt-free. Life Enrichment Options is a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and works to support individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their life vision and goals through supportive housing, recreation, employment opportunities and community educations.
NEXUS Youth and Families is expanding to serve youth experiencing homelessness. The $1.7 million project includes a 12-bed shelter, 15-bed transitional housing and wrap-around social services to help youth rebuild their lives. HomeAid is actively recruiting a Builder Captain for the project. NEXUS Youth and Families rallies funding support and donations for their housing projects. Case management, a shared communal living space and on-site staff will guide residents through a variety of support and services to live their lives to the fullest. NEXUS Youth and Families is a community-based nonprofit with a vision to serve young people in need, birth to 24, through a continuum of care with the highest quality services and programs in South King County.
Hopelink is expanding in Redmond. HomeAid is actively recruiting a Builder Captain. Hopelink is expanding housing options for single parent households with children. The new $2 million building project includes 12 apartments on Hopelink’s current property off Avondale Road. Fitting the HomeAid Puget Sound model requiring wraparound social services, Hopelink offers an integrated array of programs and services that enable families in crisis to make progress toward and achieve self-sufficiency.