HomeAid Atlanta announced its 2017 Builder of the Year, Trade Partner of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year during the Greater Atlanta HBA and HomeAid Atlanta Installation and Awards Program on January 26. Each winner exhibited selfless dedication to HomeAid’s mission and gave generously of their time and resources. The winners were integral to HomeAid’s success in 2017:

2017 Builder of the Year – Jim Chapman, Jim Chapman Communities

2017 Trade Partner of the Year – Ferguson Enterprises

2017 Volunteer of the Year – Northwest Exterminating Good Deeds Team

In project news, supporters of HomeAid and Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF) celebrated the completion of a Care Project, a triplex renovation on Dill Avenue in Atlanta, with an open house and ribbon cutting on January 26. Volunteer Builder Captain James MacDowell of Unique Homes & Renovations led construction, which now serves as a transitional living facility for formerly incarcerated homeless men, including veterans, as they work rebuild their lives.

HomeAid’s total renovation at The Drake Village in Roswell is coming along nicely thanks to volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Homes.  This project will more than double The Drake House’s capacity adding 56 beds to serve homeless women with children in north Fulton County.

Steve Brock of Brock Built Homes is currently serving as volunteer Builder Captain for HomeAid’s total renovation of an apartment building at Making A Way Housing. When completed, this project will add 16 new beds for homeless individuals in southwest Atlanta. 

Additionally, HomeAid just secured a builder captain to expand House of Dawn’s Transitional Housing Program for young and expectant mothers facing homelessness. Doug Cotter of Cotter Properties will lead the effort to add capacity for four more mothers and babies at House of Dawn’s existing facility in Jonesboro.

HomeAid’s 17th annual Essentials Drive to help homeless babies takes place April 30 - May 8. The Drive collects diapers, wipes, and other baby items in partnership with Atlanta’s home building community. All items will be donated to area shelters on May 11, just before Mother’s Day. Several metro Atlanta businesses and organizations are currently accepting Essentials Drive donations from the public. Visit HomeAid’s website for the location nearest you.

HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association with a mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 100 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.

HomeAid Atlanta


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Building new lives for Atlanta’s homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.