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November 2016

HomeAid Puget Sound announces homeless housing projects

Over $20 million in projects, including Wrap-Around Social Services

HomeAid Puget Sound logoLocal Homebuilders, their subs/trades, and concerned residents generously commit to expand and enhance housing and social services for those experiencing homelessness.
In honor of November's National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, HomeAid Puget Sound announced $20.5 million in new or renovated single-use and multi-use housing projects to serve those experiencing homelessness. The $20+ million in homeless housing projects will kick-off in early 2017 and continue into 2019.

Communities impacted by the homeless housing expansion include Shoreline, Kirkland, Duvall, Redmond, Seattle, Puyallup, Maple Valley, Auburn, and North Bend. HomeAid's mission is to end homelessness through an effective national model that requires critical social services be offered to the former homeless residents to ensure long-term housing sustainability for everyone.

"Local builders and their subcontractors and trades are utilizing their expertise compassionately to serve those most in need of housing throughout the Puget Sound," said Executive Director Leanne Woodland. "Because of their commitment to give back, 12 single parent families will move into new homes in Shoreline, 4 families will receive remodels in Kirkland, 27 homeless individuals and parents with children will move into housing in Duvall, 12 homeless families will move into new homes in Redmond, 192 homeless families annually will receive social services to stay in their current homes and rebuild their lives in Maple Valley…the list goes on and on. We've spent the past 14 months acquiring these projects and ensuring that local service providers expanding offer viable wrap-around service."

HomeAid is a leading national nonprofit 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 18 chapters in 14 states. For more information about HomeAid Puget Sound, call (206) 769-4117 or visit www.HomeAidPugetSound.org. For more information about HomeAid America, call 1 888 3HOMEAID or visit www.HomeAid.org.