HomeAid in the News: Operation Renewed Hope Project

By | Announcements, In the News, News

HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated the completion of our project in Alexandria for Operation Renewed Hope Foundation in March 2021. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

Fairfax County Gov article published March 22, 20201

Ribbon Cutting on Willowood, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation’s Newly Renovated Home for Veteran

On March 9, HomeAid Northern Virginia and Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Willowood Lane, in Alexandria, VA, celebrating the recent completion of a renovation and expansion project which provides new life to group housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. The project was made possible thanks to a large collaboration of contributors which included the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA).

Full article.

WDVM Article posted March 22, 2021

Alexandria organizations renovate home for homeless veterans

One Alexandria non-profit is hoping to give homeless veterans a new start in a brand new home.

The organization was created to combat veteran homelessness. Operation Renewed Hope purchased the home on Willowood Ln. for renovation. Snyder says the project resembled a house-flipping show, turning the dated home into a larger, updated space.

The organization enlisted the help of HomeAid Northern Virginia for renovations. From there, HomeAid contracted home builder Christopher Companies to construct the space. HomeAid Northern Virginia covered the cost — an estimated $150,000.

Full article.

Alexandria Times Article published March 18, 2021

Struggling veterans find new home in Alexandria

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation opened a new home in Alexandria for Northern Virginia veterans struggling with homelessness on March 9, according to a news release. The house was renovated by HomeAid Northern Virginia from a three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath property to a four-bedroom, three full bath and can accommodate up to four veterans or a family. The project also received support from Fairfax County Housing and Community Development, according to the release.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published March 16, 2021

Renovated Alexandria Home Opens for Military Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, VA-According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 11 percent of this country’s homeless population are veterans. Recently an Alexandria nonprofit, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF), purchased a home in the area to give veterans a new start. Opened on March 9, Fairfax County Housing Community Development helped make the purchase possible.

Since its founding in 2011 ORHF has assisted more than 1,000 veterans in finding homes.

Full article.

Christopher Companies Article published March, 2021


This past fall, Christopher Companies served as the builder captain for a charity housing project led by Operation Renewed Hope Foundation that was completed and unveiled this past week! Partnering with HomeAid Northern Virginia, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and over two dozen trade partners, the home located in Alexandria, VA will provide housing for veterans coming out of homelessness.

Full article.

Alexandria Patch Article published March 16, 2021

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Have New Home in Alexandria

Veterans coming out of homelessness in the Northern Virginia area now have a place to call home in Alexandria. The property, recently purchased by Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) with support from Fairfax County Housing and Community Development, officially opened this month with a (socially distanced) dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Full article.

VIDEO Coverage by Peggy Fox with Dominion Energy on March 11, 2021

Ending Veteran Homelessness: Operation Renewed Hope Foundation Provides Renovated Home

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation worked with HomeAid Northern Virginia and many partners to buy and renovate a home in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Full video.

Thank you to Christopher Companies, KTGY Architecture, Staged Interior, and the following trade partners for your hard work and dedication on this project!
Alside Supply Center
Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems
Archer Exteriors
Best Painting
Builders First Source, Inc.
Burgess Lighting
Capitol Building Supply
Colonial Sash & Doors, Inc.

Coretrade Electric
Eastern Applicators, Inc.
Exceptional Choices, Inc.
FCO Carpentry, Inc.
Heritage Contracting, LLC
Masonry Design, Inc.
McCormick Paints
Renewal by Andersen

Signature Companies
Southland Insulators
Stadler Nurseries
MEP Home Services
Stonewall Concrete, Inc.
T.A.C. Ceramic Tile Co.
Universal Stones, Inc.
Vintage Security

HomeAid in the News: HomeAid’s 150th Project, Winchester Rescue Mission

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HomeAid Northern Virginia celebrated the completion of our 150th project at Winchester Rescue Mission in Winchester, VA. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

Inside NOVA Article published September 14, 2020

HomeAid reaches 150th project, most being in Fairfax

HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed its 150th project building and upgrading emergency shelters and supportive-housing facilities for those experiencing homelessness.

Together, the projects have enabled more than 167,000 of Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable residents – from families experiencing homelessness to victims of domestic abuse to runaway teens – to have a stable place to live.

“The 150 projects we’ve completed since that time bring hope and dignity to individuals and families struggling to obtain stable housing,” said Kristyn Burr, executive director of HomeAid Northern Virginia, the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published September 3, 2020

Alexandria Nonprofits Renovated by HomeAid Northern Virginia to Help Homeless

ALEXANDRIA, VA – HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) is a nonprofit organization that believes all people deserve a home. They recently completed their 150th remodeling project in the Northern Virginia area. That number includes 16 sites in Alexandria.

The organization seeks to end homelessness by giving families a safe and stable place to live during transition. HANV accomplishes this through the act of building and renovating other nonprofits that serve the homeless population.

Full article.

Prince William Living Article published September 4, 2020

HomeAid Northern Virginia Completes 150th Project Building Local Solutions for Homelessness

This week, HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) completed its 150th project building and upgrading emergency shelters and supportive housing facilities for those experiencing homelessness. Together these 150 projects have enabled 167,000 of Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable residents, from families experiencing homelessness to victims of domestic abuse to runaway teens, to have a stable place to live. HANV has invested more than $18 million into housing options across Northern Virginia communities ($6.2 million in Prince William County) ranging from construction of a brand new residence for pregnant teens, to updating the kitchens and bathrooms of supportive housing properties, to expanding local food pantries to installing upgraded security at domestic violence shelters.

Full article.

Thanks to first time Builder Captain Dan Ryan Homes and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Exceptional Choices
Emser Tile
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
JJ Haines & Company, Inc.
Century Tile
Sherwin-Williams Company
East Coast Insulators
Chesapeake Applicators
Van Metre B.A.S.E.
Fine Line Kitchens, LLC
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.