How nonprofit HomeAid Orlando is lending a helping hand in homelessness, housing needs

How nonprofit HomeAid Orlando is lending a helping hand in homelessness, housing needs

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The executive director of HomeAid Orlando — a nonprofit organization that launched last year as the 20th chapter of HomeAid America — partners with local home builders, their trade partners, industry service providers and individuals to address the need of housing, resources and services for people experiencing homelessness.

“We know from studies done on homelessness that on any given night in Florida, about 28,000 people will experience homelessness. Unfortunately, many include families with children,” Beymer said. “A couple of years ago, the Greater Orlando Builders Association recognized that need and helped launch a Central Florida chapter of HomeAid.”

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In fact, the 31-year-old parent organization HomeAid America has quite an impact, having been involved with building nearly 900 projects with a total value of about $300 million since its inception.

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