Salt Lake HBA, HomeAid America Partner to Battle Homelessness

Filed in NAHB Cares by on December 28, 2018 0 Comments

Salt Lake HBA logoThe Salt Lake HBA recently teamed up with the national nonprofit HomeAid America to create HomeAid Utah, which will help provide shelter to some of the nearly 3,000 homeless people in Utah.

HomeAid logo“HomeAid will allow us to expand our community service efforts to assist the needs of our homeless,” said Jaren Davis, executive officer of the Salt Lake HBA. “Unfortunately, the need is great. With the help of this prestigious organization, we are eager to help, knowing home is where doors of opportunity open.”

HomeAid Utah will work with the local home building industry to develop, build and maintain housing that will then be operated by nonprofits serving the homeless in Utah.

“We are thrilled to bring our proven HomeAid model to Utah and work with such an incredible group of building industry leaders to address homelessness in the Beehive State,” said HomeAid America CEO Peter Simons.

Nationally, HomeAid has completed more than 550 housing projects with a value of some $230 million, of which nearly 50% was donated by the building industry. Seventeen of HomeAid’s 19 chapters have formal relationships with local HBAs.

“Having a home is one of the most important things in anyone’s life,” said NAHB member Nate Shipp, a partner at DAI Utah, a leading land developer in the area, who was elected as the President of the HomeAid Utah Board. “As a developer, we build communities that make a difference to those who live there. As President of the Board, I look forward to doing something even more rewarding — to help provide housing and improve the lives of those in our community who are less fortunate.”

HBAs interested in working with HomeAid in their local communities should contact Chapter Development Director Robin Arnett, 949-777-1660.

 

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