Brookfield Residential Partners with HomeAid Northern Virginia to Renovate Women’s Shelter
With nearly 13% of Virginia’s 40,000 homeless persons residing in Northern Virginia, the need for usable shelter properties is as dire as always (source: HomeAid). But thanks to the work of HomeAid and members of the homebuilding industry, including Brookfield Residential employees and our network of our homebuilding partners, the needs of the homeless in our area can now be better met as a result of a newly renovated women’s shelter in Alexandria, VA.
Since 2001, HomeAid Northern Virginia has completed 86 projects, valued at more than $12 million dollars in total, to help shelter organizations with the costly, time-consuming renovations and construction of facilities.
When HomeAid charged the homebuilding industry with helping in renovating the Alexandria Women Shelter, we volunteered to lead the project and began utilizing our contacts necessary to facilitate the work.
By the time work was completed, the project had spanned seven weeks and had made use of seven vendors, including plumbers, electricians and general contractors. Our trade partners were able to enlarge the kitchen space, double the dining-area seating capacity, add cabinets and storage, install new flooring and countertops and more. In order to enable our partners to complete these upgrades, we were able to negotiate a zero-cost or reduced rate from all contractors working on the project.
Although renovations for the Alexandria Women Shelter are now complete, HomeAid is continuing its mission to provide renovation and construction assistance to local shelter organizations throughout the year, and Brookfield Residential will be there to help.