This summer, Bryson is building hope for those who need it most one home at a time, donating money for each new home sold during June, July and August to two local charities — HomeAid Austin and Hill Country Community Ministries. Here, we take a look at one of the beneficiaries of our Building Hope Project.
HomeAid Austin takes a unique approach in fulfilling its mission of “building new lives for families and individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness through housing and community outreach.”
Formed with the help of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, HomeAid Austin has very close ties with the local homebuilding industry. Because of this, they are able to pair service providers serving those at risk of or experiencing homelessness with builders, vendors and suppliers who are able to donate time, materials and labor to rehabilitate and build housing for Austin’s homeless. Just some of the people these providers serve include veterans, victims of abuse and exploitation, youth who have aged out of foster care and families and individuals who are homeless as a result of job loss or illness.
HomeAid Austin’s past projects include:
SAFE Emergency Drop-in Center
HomeAid partnered with Taylor Morrison to remodel an emergency drop-in center in Austin for survivors of exploitation and trafficking. Prior to the remodeling, SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) served the community approximately 17 hours each week. After the work was completed, SAFE was able to provide 40-50 hours of service weekly, serving 6,583 people annually.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes Tiny Home Project
Last year, HomeAid Austin partnered with CCG Development, Cumby Group, David Weekley Homes, Lennar, Scott Felder Homes, Taylor Morrison and Tri Pointe Homes to build eight permanent micro-homes at Community First Village in East Austin. The project was valued at $240,000.
Roxanne’s House Renovation
HomeAid Austin and Brookfield Residential completed a renovation and landscaping — including adding 300 square feet of office space — for Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s Roxanne House, which is a non-residential, child-friendly facility where abused children come to heal.
People can apply to be a HomeAid project, volunteer or donate here.