SEATTLE, WA -- HomeAid America, a national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals for more than 25 years, has re-established HomeAid in the Seattle-Tacoma area with the creation of HomeAid Puget Sound (HAPS). HomeAid was previously a program of the Master Builder Care Foundation, which terminated operations in 2014.
"We are thrilled to be back in business in Seattle," said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. "HomeAid has a 12-year history in the Puget Sound area with an incredible track-record of helping the building industry give back to the community by building housing for organizations helping the homeless. With the creation of a new standalone HomeAid chapter, this work will be able to continue and indeed attain a new level of success."
Kelley Moldstad, Division President of Toll Brothers and Chairman of the Board of HomeAid Puget Sound, said, "There is a great need to address the rising homeless population in the Puget Sound area, and the building industry wants to give back to our community by doing what we do best: build housing. We are proud to join HomeAid in its nationwide effort to build housing facilities for charities helping the homeless in our area."
Since first commencing operations in Seattle in 2001 HomeAid has built 14 major housing projects in the region and completed 60 renovations valued at more than $24 million and creating 63,000 bed-nights that serve the area's homeless annually. Local Charities such as Vision House, Attain Housing (formerly Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing), Housing Hope, Cocoon House, Friends of Youth, Compassion House and Hopelink have benefited from HomeAid. With the creation of the new HAPS chapter, this legacy of community giving will now be built upon and escalated, helping numerous service providers in Puget Sound that help the local homeless population.
In addition to Mr. Moldstad, the initial Board of Directors of HAPS will include:
Tom Witte (SVP, Bank of America)
Scott Jones (VP and General Manager, Newland Communities)
Lynda Meadows (CFO, Quadrant Homes)
Ann McAlister (Builder Services, First American Title Company)
Craig Krueger (Principal, Community Development Partners)
Wendy White (VP, Chicago Title - King and Pierce County)
Floyd Kolmer (President, Ad Mark Services)
Scott Cameron (Co-Founding Principal, Land Advisors Organization, Washington Division)
HomeAid Puget Sound has formed a partnership with The New Home Council. Together, they will work to build and improve housing for homeless in the Puget Sound region. La'Cee Pahlow, President of the New Home Council said, "We're thrilled to partner with HomeAid. Providing homes and shelter is what our members do. Lending a hand to assist homeless is a natural fit for the New Home Council."
About HomeAid America
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed over 400 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million, of which nearly fifty percent has been donated by the building industry. Nearly 220,000 people have been sheltered by these housing projects over the past 26 years. HomeAid currently has over 50 additional projects in development across the country through HomeAid's network of 15 chapters in 10 states. For more information about HomeAid, call 1‑888‑3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
About The New Home Council
The New Home Council is an independent team of industry professionals working together to meet the changing needs of the new home building industry through education, promotion and recognition.