Being a Builder Captain


"Using the expertise of the building industry makes good business sense since most of HomeAid's shelter partners have never managed remodeling and building projects."
Kevin Carson, President, Northern California, The New Home Company

HomeAid Sacramento builds homes. We are a non-profit organization that partners with local homebuilders to develop land and build and maintain homes, apartments and shelters for other non-profit care providers who help homeless people get back on their feet. As the charitable arm of the North State Building Industry Association, HomeAid matches licensed, professional, insured homebuilders with a project that fits their scope and size of work and charitable interests. This match allows non-profit care providers to focus their energy and resources on providing direct services to the homeless while builders provide construction-related technical assistance, in-kind labor, and donated materials and build homes that are equal quality to its neighbors at a fraction of the cost. The HomeAid model is the gift that keeps on giving. The homes we build are often used as a “transitional place” for a family or individual to get back on their feet. Once they stabilize and are able to move on to self-sufficiency, the HomeAid home in which they were living becomes available for the next person or family that needs help.

Our Process

  1. Identify and select a successful care provider (homeless service agency) that seeks construction services to build a new facility or renovate an existing structure.
  2. Recruit a volunteer builder captain who manages the construction of the facility and assists in securing trade partners (plumbers, carpenters, painters, electricians, etc.) to provide in-kind labor, materials or services.
  3. Work together to build or renovate the facility, with a goal of serving a larger number of homeless children, women and men. When complete, the facility is owned and operated by the care provider.

HomeAid Sacramento leverages donations from the community to accomplish more with less and relies heavily on donated time, materials, services, labor and expertise to build its homes. Whether you are a licensed trades person, a homebuilder or another professional looking for an important cause to support, HomeAid needs your help. Contact us today to find out how you can help.

 

For more information you can download our Builder Captain Basics Info Sheet.  If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a Builder Captain please contact Beth Kang at Beth@homeaidsac.org.

Thank you to our generous Builder Captains:

 

Lewis Homes
US Home
Del Webb
Von Jac Developments Inc.
Beazer Homes
Dunmore Homes and Beazer Homes
Elliott Homes
US Home
Renaissance Homes
Lennar Homes
K. Hovnanian and Tim Lewis Homes
Lennar Homes
Beazer Homes, John Laing Homes and Pulte Homes
Dunmore Homes
Standard Pacific Homes
John Laing Homes
Shea Homes
Fusion Development
Meritage Homes
Homes by Towne and Hallmark Development
Fusion Development
Standard Pacific Homes
Standard Pacific Homes
Von Jac Developments
K. Hovnanian and Eskaton
USA Properties Fund
Meritage Homes
The New Home Company
USA Properties Fund
Lennar
The New Home Company
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Diagenes Youth Services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Safe House-Volunteers of America
 
 
Options for Recovery Volunteers of America
WEAVE's Classroom
Hickory House Lazarus Project
Wind Youth Services
 Wind Youth Services
Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing
St. John's Program for Real Change
Next Move Family Campus
St. John's Second Story
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Veteran's Housing Volunteers of America
WEAVE Open House
Empower Yolo