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HomeAid Announces New Las Vegas Chapter
Published on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 (2:28 p.m.)Irvine, Calif. (October 7, 2013) – HomeAid America, a national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals for more than 20 years, has joined with the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association to re-establish HomeAid in the Las Vegas area. This will be the first new HomeAid chapter in more than five years and will be under the leadership of SNHBA. Previously, HomeAid had a standalone chapter in Las Vegas that ceased operations during the housing downturn.
"We are thrilled to be back in business in Nevada," said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. "Las Vegas is one of the biggest and most vibrant housing markets in the country, and the Southern Nevada HBA is doing a remarkable job leading the local industry out of a difficult period. By adopting a HomeAid chapter, they can now also enhance their giving back to the community as they rebuild."
Nat Hodgson, executive director of SNHBA, said "There is a great need to address the rising homeless population in the greater Las Vegas area, and the members of our association wanted 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 today’s homeless.”
Prior to going dormant in 2012, HomeAid Southern Nevada operated in the Las Vegas area for eight years, building nearly 100,000 square feet of living space valued at more than $1.4 million for charities, such as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Thanks to the adoption of the chapter by SNHBA, this legacy of community giving will now be built upon and escalated, helping numerous service providers in Southern Nevada that help the homeless population there.
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 325 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million, of which nearly fifty percent has been donated by the building industry. Nearly 170,000 people have been sheltered by these housing projects over the past 24 years. HomeAid currently has over 30 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 Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association
SNHBA is the largest and oldest trade organization representing the residential construction industry in Nevada. It is an affiliate of the giant National Association of Home Builders. Established in 1954 by a dozen Las Vegas-area home builders, the association has grown to more than 300 members involved in all aspects of residential construction. It ranks high among advocates for the American dream of home ownership. The association’s motto is “Those who belong…care!” For more information about the association, visit its website, www.snhba.com.
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