First American Home Warranty Joins HomeAid America in Effort to End Homelessness
National Partnership Will Support Homeless Housing Development and Community Outreach Programs
IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2019 (Newswire.com) - First American Home Warranty, one of the leading home warranty providers in the nation and a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, will join HomeAid America as a Gold Level National Partner, supporting HomeAid in the fight against homelessness across the country.
“We’re proud to support HomeAid America’s efforts to end homelessness in the United States and believe that First American Home Warranty and our employees can play an important role,” said Tracy Berger, senior vice president of real estate sales at First American Home Warranty. “We share the same philosophy of giving back to the communities we serve and look forward to participating in HomeAid’s local outreach opportunities and contributing to the positive impact they provide.”
HomeAid, one of the nation’s largest providers of housing and resources for the homeless, will use First American Home Warranty’s support to rebuild lives for America’s homeless through HomeAid’s housing development and community outreach programs, as well as chapter expansion efforts. Tracy Berger will also join HomeAid America’s board of directors.
HomeAid’s program identifies charities working to help the homeless that are in need of additional facilities in which to house people. HomeAid’s builder captains and their partners and suppliers take on these projects, completing them at a deep discount through the in-kind donation of their time and materials. These cost savings are reinvested into life-changing programs, such as job and life-skills training, financial counseling and physical and emotional support needed to get back on their feet.
Support from First American Home Warranty comes at a pivotal time as HomeAid enters into its 30th anniversary and celebrates the success of completing over 560 projects that have housed more than 335,000 people who would have otherwise been homeless. Through the HomeAid model, more than $230 million of housing has been developed with a cost savings of over $120 million, thanks to the generosity of the building industry.
“We are so excited and humbled to have First American Home Warranty join HomeAid as a national partner,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. “It shows just how committed and passionate they are about helping the communities where they operate, and it will benefit HomeAid as we enter our 30th year of fighting homelessness in the country. The addition of Tracy Berger to our board of directors is an added bonus, as her insight and leadership will greatly benefit the organization in the years ahead.”
About HomeAid America
HomeAid, founded in Southern California in 1989, is a nonprofit provider of housing and resources for the homeless that operates through a network of 18 chapters in 12 states. Celebrating “30 Years of Building the Way Home,” HomeAid has completed over 560 housing projects with a value of more than $230 million, of which nearly 50 percent was donated by the building industry. HomeAid has added over 10,500 beds that have housed over 335,000 previously homeless individuals. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
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About First American Home Warranty
Established in 1984, First American Home Warranty has provided quality protection for homeowners across the nation, through more than 8.9 million home warranties, for 35 years. Today, First American's home warranty products continue to offer homeowners important coverage to protect their budgets from unexpected costs for repairing or replacing home systems and appliances. For more information, visit fahw.com.
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