NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, has announced that TRI Pointe Group, a family of six premium regional homebuilders and one of the top 10 largest public homebuilders in the United States based on equity market capitalization, has joined the non-profit’s Corporate Partnership program as a national sponsor.
HomeAid America CEO Peter Simons said, “TRI Pointe and its family of homebuilders have been supporters of HomeAid across the country for several years, building projects for the homeless, volunteering in community outreach activities, and providing needed funding locally. They are now joining HomeAid America as Silver Level Corporate Partners, donating $20,000 per year at the national level. This funding is critical to help us support our chapters and create new ones to continue our ongoing effort on behalf of the building industry to help end homelessness in this country.”
"We are excited to be further building our partnership with HomeAid America as a national sponsor,” said Tom Mitchell, chief operating officer at TRI Pointe Group. “We believe in the idea of community in every sense of the word and working together with HomeAid on the issue of homelessness epitomizes our deeper commitment to improving people’s lives.”
TRI Pointe will continue to be represented on the HomeAid America Board by John Monacci, EVP of Winchester Homes, a member of TRI Pointe Group, in the Washington DC Area. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to continue serving HomeAid America on behalf of TRI Pointe Group and its six homebuilding brands,” said Monacci. “Moving into 2016, we will continue to look for opportunities to get all of our team members involved with the organization at both the national and local chapter levels.”
Over the years TRI Pointe Homes has been active with HomeAid in its markets in California. Pardee Homes has been very active with HomeAid in California and Las Vegas, together with Trendmaker Homes in Houston, Winchester Homes in Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland, and most recently Quadrant Homes in Seattle. They collectively have built 12 HomeAid projects valued at over $4 million for charities helping the homeless across the country. They also sit on numerous local HomeAid chapter Boards of Directors, providing valuable leadership for the organization.
HomeAid was founded by the building industry in 1989 as a way to give back to the community by addressing the issue of homelessness. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness, each year over 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness at some point. Nearly 1.5 million of them are children. HomeAid’s program identifies charities in the community working to help the homeless that need additional facilities in which to house people and provide programmatic resources such as job skills training and financial counseling, as well as physical and emotional support. HomeAid then finds builders who are willing to take on these projects and build them at a deep discount by enlisting their trade partners to give their time and materials as in-kind donations.
The HomeAid model has been proven to be hugely successful and currently has 17 chapters in 12 states, and in 2015 alone, three new chapters have been started in Puget Sound (Seattle-Tacoma), Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Hawaii. Nationwide, over 60 new projects are currently under development.
ABOUT HOMEAID AMERICA
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, founded in Southern California in 1989. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed over 410 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million, of which nearly 50 percent has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 60 additional projects in development across the country. Over the years, HomeAid has added nearly 8,000 beds in facilities helping the homeless, housing over 225,000 people. HomeAid works through a network of 17 active chapters in 12 states across the country. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
ABOUT TRI POINTE GROUP
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH) is a family of premium regional homebuilders that design, build and sell homes in major U.S. markets. As one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies by market capitalization in the United States, TRI Pointe Group combines the resources, operational sophistication and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties and agility of local homebuilders. The TRI Pointe Group family includes Maracay Homes in Arizona, Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado, and Winchester Homes in the Washington, D.C. area. TRI Pointe Group was recognized as 2014 Developer of the Year and 2015 Builder of the Year. For more information, please visit www.TriPointeGroup.com.