HomeAid Houston, a 501 (c) (3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association has partnered with Chesmar Homes on a construction project in Fort Bend County for Abagail’s Place and Attack Poverty. Chesmar, led by Builder Captain Jeff Johnson is finalizing architectural drawings and pre-development work for two duplexes that will offer a safe place for several clients to live while receiving mentoring, education, and basic needs.
Abigail’s Place is a non-profit organization that offers emergency housing support for displaced single mothers in Fort Bend County. These circumstances can include the loss of a job, an illness, losing a family member who was the breadwinner, or fleeing domestic violence. The agency also provides budgeting and counseling services.
Attack Poverty, also a non- profit, works in financially depressed areas to empower people to attack poverty in their life and community by strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization and day to day needs.
“The Chesmar team is honored to collaborate with HomeAid Houston on these duplexes that will be such a valuable addition to the community,” said Scott Merovitch, Chesmar’s city president. “Everyone deserves a safe place to recover and develop life skills that will ultimately change not just their lives, but the lives of their children and future generations.”
Chesmar and their subcontractors will begin the actual construction of the duplexes over the next several weeks. “HomeAid is excited to work with Chesmar as they begin the construction phase of this much needed project in Fort Bend County,” said Nicole Jacob, president of HomeAid Houston. “Their team shares our mission ‘to help people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, build new lives through construction, community engagement and education.’ We can’t thank them enough for helping to make this happen.”
HomeAid Houston, a 501 (c ) (3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), was started in 2003. The agency builds and remodels homeless shelters for its homeless care agencies in partnership with GHBA builder members. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, over 70 projects have been completed, adding and impacting over 1750 beds and providing over 1.3 million nights of sleep. This adds $15.8 million in value in housing and improvements. Annually, HomeAid’s projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.