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HomeAid in the News: 2019 Housing Forum

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HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 2019 Housing Forum was one of the most powerful Housing Forums since we first started delivering this networking and educational program to housing and homeless service providers nine years ago. Check out the local media coverage on the event below.

Fairfax Times: Article published Friday, June 7, 2019

Annual housing forum looks at impact of racism on homelessness

A familiar mantra among shelters, nonprofits, and other organizations dedicated to addressing homelessness is that anyone can become homeless.

While it is true that homelessness affects all kinds of people, the belief that it is a universal issue often leads policymakers, community leaders, and workers in the field to overlook the reality that some people are more likely to become homeless than others, Center for Social Innovation chief equity and impact officer Regina Cannon says.

Dispelling the myth that homelessness is colorblind was the central focus of the 2019 HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum, which took place on May 9 at the Reston Community Center and brought together more than 130 individuals representing 49 organizations from across the region.

Held annually by HomeAid NOVA, a nonprofit housing provider, the housing forum gives organizations that provide services or programs related to homelessness the opportunity to share ideas and interact across different jurisdictions.

The forum typically features speeches from local experts, but for this year, the HomeAid team decided to try a new approach and bring in an organization with national reach to discuss race and homelessness, titling the event “Leading with Racial Equity: Data and Beyond.”

Full article.

Thanks to all of our attendees and all of those who made this illuminating event possible!

HomeAid in the News: 17th Annual Gala and Auction

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Each year, HomeAid Northern Virginia holds a Gala & Auction in order to fundraise for future projects and celebrate our wonderful builder captains, trade partners, and all that we have accomplished with their dedication and hard work. Check out the local news coverage on the 17th Annual Gala & Auction below.

Loudoun Now article published Saturday, November 24, 2018

HomeAid Northern Virginia Celebrates Community Contributions

HomeAid Northern Virginia presented awards to a local nonprofit, business and business leader at its 17th annual Gala & Auction on Nov. 10 at Lansdowne Resort.

The organization mobilizes the local homebuilding business community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations for homeless shelters, supporting housing facilities and nonprofits that help homeless individuals and families in the community gain stability.

At its gala earlier this month, HANV presented the Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award to Loudoun Hunger Relief; the Trade Partner of the Year Award to Staged Interior in Chantilly; and the Presidents’ Award to John Buhl Jr. of Buhl Electric Company, based in Sterling.

Full article.

Huge thanks to the 40+ sponsors and 400+ supporters who attended our 17th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, November 10, 2018!

HomeAid in the News: Loudoun Hunger Relief

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HomeAid Northern Virginia had the pleasure of completing a transformative renovation for Loudoun Hunger Relief’s food distribution space in Leesburg. Check out the local news coverage on the project below.

Leesburg Patch Article published Thursday, April 5, 2018

Renovated Loudoun Hunger Relief Site Distributes Food, Dignity

Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) unveiled its newly renovated lobby and “client choice” food selection room at an April 4 celebration attended by LHR supporters, community leaders and local officials. The upgrades include a separate lobby for customers and a wide hallway that can better house food items for choice selection, giving families more autonomy over their selections, more privacy while they shop, and – as a result – more dignity while receiving food from Loudoun Hunger Relief’s distribution site.

“At Loudoun Hunger Relief, compassion and dignity have long been core values of our service to our neighbors in need,” said Executive Director, Jennifer Montgomery. “Now, we have a space that better reflects the underlying purpose of the work we do here. We want to make sure that no one in Loudoun is hungry, and we also want to make sure that all feel the welcome, compassion and respect that every human being deserves.”

Full article.

Thank you, Knutson Companies and the following trade partners, for giving thousands of men, women, and children in Loudoun County a safe and dignified space to select and pick up much-needed food:

Eastern Applicators
ISI Flooring
NEKA Granite Marble Quartz
Southern Electrical Services Company