HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed a construction project at Sibert House, a garden style apartment building owned by PathForward giving the permanent-supportive housing property a major upgrade.
HomeAid Northern Virginia, Builder Captains Van Metre Homes and Toll Brothers, and 22 trade partners completed a long-anticipated buildout project at Sibert House. This property gives Arlington County a housing solution for its most vulnerable – those experiencing homelessness. The house, provides housing for chronically homeless individuals and veterans with significant needs and barriers to housing. The 5,184 square foot buildout included a common room where residents can gather; an office for the onsite life skills coach, where staff can offer supportive programs and services to help residents stay in housing, laundry facilities and a kitchenette. The project will complement an outdoor pergola, exterior paint, and landscaping previously done by HomeAid’s partner, Touchstone Custom Homes which has been a source of great comfort and respite to the residents at Sibert House.
With rising rates of food insecurity and the lingering impact of COVID, a stable home environment has never been so important. This project directly supports individuals who face significant barriers to government support and housing, including lack of rental history, poor credit history or lack of established credit, legal issues, criminal backgrounds, poor health or chronic medical conditions, mental illness, substance use disorder, and little to no income. The new programming space will allow consistent access to life skills classes, acquiring equitable healthcare, and applying for benefits like Medicare and Medicaid, SNAP and WIC, among others.
HomeAid’s partnership with Van Metre and Tolls Brothers saved PathForward $127,108 in labor, time and expertise all of which were generously donated. This type of donation from HomeAid’s builders and trade partners, allows nonprofits like PathForward to funnel their limited resources into programs that support clients working to get back on their feet.