Reed Livers, Asset Manager for New Hope Housing, first reached out to HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Executive Director and CEO Kristyn Burr to see if one of their townhomes could be considered for HomeAid’s “Turnover Program,” which helps organizations quickly repaint and replace flooring for recently vacated units so that new residents can move in to more fully refreshed homes. But when Kristyn toured the townhome with Reed, she realized it would qualify for far more than a turnover. The result will be an $80,000 renovation of the entire property, with Builder Captain Lennar Homes and 15 trade partners gutting and totally updating the kitchen and bathrooms; installing luxury vinyl plank flooring; replacing trim and doors throughout; updating electrical and smoke alarms; repainting; and cleaning up the yard.

The three bedroom, two bath townhouse was originally part of New Hope Housing’s Family Program, typically housing families with kids, and has been home to several different families over the last decade or so. New Hope Housing no longer operates a family program and is converting use of this townhouse to permanent supportive group housing for three single adults currently in New Hope Housing’s shelter programs or on the streets.

“We’ve updated appliances, HVAC, and the hot water heater over the years,” Reed explained, “but the interior was pretty beat up after so many families coming and going. We made it as livable and as nice as we could, but it’s always difficult to really do much when it’s occupied, and without a lot of funding to totally renovate it, the flooring in particular was in really bad shape. When our last family moved out, the timing of this renovation couldn’t have been better, and we’re so grateful to HomeAid and Lennar for coming through for us. It feels great to really do this right – with top to bottom repairs and updates – rather than just ‘piece-mealing’ it as best we could. It’s really looking beautiful, and knowing that we are soon going to be able to get three more individuals experiencing homelessness into a home is so gratifying. HomeAid is always there, and it’s tough to overstate how lifechanging this renovation will be.”

Eric Ferriera, Director of Construction for Lennar, hopes to have the project completed by late spring and says it feels great to be working on another HomeAid project.

“Lennar led a project about six years ago, and we’re happy to get back into a project with HomeAid for New Hope Housing,” he said. “This is a really nice two-level townhome that just needed a lot of work, and it’s a small enough home that we found it easier and more impactful to just replace, for example, all the trim and all the doors, rather than try to only focus on damaged areas. The result is that the entire home is getting a facelift at the same time, with higher quality materials that will last longer and be easier to keep clean. It’s going to be a really nice home for people coming out of crisis.”

Thank you to the following trade partners

Atlantic Building Supply, Inc.

Builders FirstSource

Bry’s Lawncare & Landscaping, LLC

Buhl Electric Co., Inc.

Capital Mechanical LLC

Darvish Interiors

Davenport Insulation

Eastern Applicators

EZ Clean

MasterBrand Cabinets

McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning

Metro Stone Works

RC Enterprises

Signature Company

Summit Roofing Contractors, Inc.

Titan Erosion Control

Special thanks to the Builder Captain