New $4.8 Million Project Will Shelter Houston Homeless Women and Children

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New Houston transitional shelter will provide, housing, childcare, classrooms and new life for women and children.

New $4.8 Million Project Will Shelter Houston Homeless Women and Children

HomeAid Houston is gearing up to begin construction on a 30,000 sq. ft. facility for Volunteers of America (VOA) and a 7,400 sq. ft. residential shelter for Gracewood, projects worth collectively over $4 million. HomeAid Houston is a charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association that builds transitional housing for Houston’s homeless.

The VOA project, named Restoration Hill, is a $3.8 million project spearheaded by HomeAid Houston and builder captain Camden Builders. The facility will soon be home to 150 women and children in crisis. In addition to providing 150 beds, the Restoration Hill shelter will provide childcare, classrooms, a clinician’s space, meeting rooms and administrative offices. The facility is located north of downtown Houston on a 4-acre site.

Construction of the new Gracewood facility, a $1 million project, is located at 1617 Elmview Drive. It is being led by Legend Homes/Princeton Classic Homes and HomeAid Houston. It is the third and final shelter that completes that location’s campus. The new shelter will include housing for five mothers and their children as well as administrative, support services, and counseling offices.

HomeAid teams with GHBA builders to construct each project and GHBA vendors generously donate materials, labor and services.

CAMDEN

Camden Property Trust is an S&P 400 Company. As one of the largest multifamily real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the nation, Camden specializes in several disciplines within the residential real estate industry. They provide expertise in the ownership, development and management of apartment home communities; in the acquisition, disposition and redevelopment of properties; and in consulting, building and construction services for third party clients.

LEGEND HOMES/PRINCETON CLASSIC HOMES

Legend Homes currently builds in 20 communities across the Greater Houston area with price ranges from the $90’s - $200’s. Communities are located in Conroe, Cypress, Houston, Humble, Katy, Manvel, Richmond and Spring, TX.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

The VOA began in 1896, initially as an offshoot of the Salvation Army. VOA Texas, Inc. has been serving Houstonians for 100 years. Their mission is "Serving individuals in need, strengthening families and building communities." They help individuals, families and communities to overcome the barriers of poverty and circumstance and to reach their full potential.

GRACEWOOD

Gracewood, a charity of Children at Heart Ministries, provides housing for mothers and their children who need a safe haven and shelter from crisis situations.

HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity, fosters the mission to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. HomeAid Houston was established in 2003 to work with non-profit care providers to build and renovate shelters and housing. By partnering with volunteer GHBA builders, remodelers, developers and suppliers, HomeAid Houston is able to effectively multiply the impact of gifts provided by generous donors.

Take a minute and visit HomeAid Houston @ http://www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.

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