2020 Annual report
A MESSAGE FROM HOMEAID HOUSTON
PRESIDENT, JAMES MILLER
Dear friends and supporters of HomeAid Houston. I debated whether or not to address the pandemic in this message, as the topic can become weary as it continues to dominate the headlines and the conversation whenever you turn on the TV or read a news article. But I thought, that’s all the more reason, as it also continues to make an impact on the world, in every corner and every arena. HomeAid has felt the pandemic’s impact since February of 2020. But as always, when transitions and challenges arise, we embrace them as new opportunities to design different strategies, modify the processes that have worked throughout our history and seek new ideas that will allow HomeAid to continue to build toward a greater future.
The HomeAid Board of Directors, the staff and our generous Builder Captains and contributors were brilliant in maneuvering the pandemic’s fallout through thoughtful, intelligent and optimistic brainstorming. This resulted in a Charity Golf Tournament that went beyond our expectations in funds raised, and a playhouse that was showcased at The Woodlands Children’s Museum when Minute Maid Park was closed. Our largest annual fundraiser, HALO, was recreated as a virtual event that raised nearly as much as HALO 2019, and our HomeAid Heroes also stepped up and raised over $12,000 more than in 2019.
HomeAid’s larger construction projects were impacted, but as of December 2020 are still in the early stages of construction or awaiting continued conversations by potential Builder Captains. Boys and Girls Country cottage was dedicated in 2020, and several HomeAid CARES projects were completed.
We also made new agency friends and identiﬁed new potential projects for 2021 that are a different look than a traditional HomeAid Build, and we are excited to share more details of those early this year.
To our supporters, your contributions have been a lifeline to us and to the communities we serve. We are indebted to your generosity, and we offer our deepest gratitude for your time and commitment in selecting us. To those just getting to know us, we invite you to learn more about our mission and how you can partner with us to continue our arduous and fruitful work.
WHO WE ARE
HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity, sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association, is one of 19 chapters of the national organization, HomeAid. With the mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, HomeAid Houston was established in 2003 to work with Houston homeless care providers to build and renovate shelters that transform lives.
By partnering with GHBA builders, remodelers, developers and suppliers, HomeAid Houston is able to effectively multiply the impact of gifts provided by generous donors.
Our Builder and Remodeler Captains often donate their construction management services, overhead and proﬁt to HomeAid Houston’s projects. The Captains also work with their vendors to secure additional donations of labor and materials.
HomeAid Build Projects typically save the care provider 45% – 58% of the project’s retail cost, HomeAid Connect Projects typically save the care provider 20% – 35%, and HomeAid Care Projects are typically no cost to the agency.
We are proud to report that since HomeAid Houston was established in 2003, we have completed 26 Build Projects, 10 Connect Projects and 41 Care Projects. These projects have added over $16 million in housing and renovations to the community and have impacted over 1,800 beds for men, women, children and veterans facing homelessness.
Our agency partners collectively serve over 46,000 individuals each year.
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Satterﬁeld & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
Taylor Morrison/Darling Homes
Houston Apartment Association
Bayou City Risk
Lennar & Village Builders
First American Title Homebuilder Services
Wells Fargo Bank
Bank of America
Jon Paul Hoelscher
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Eric L. Davis Engineering
Ryko Development, Inc.
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Immediate Past President
On Target! Marketing & Advertising
Partners in Building
TONER Home Matters
HOMEAID HOUSTON STAFF
Operations and Event Coordinator
Director of Development
Director of Public Relations and Marketing