HomeAid in the News: Operation Renewed Hope Project

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