Landsea Homes Joins HomeAid America in Effort to End Homelessness
Investment to Sustain Homeless Housing Development and Community Outreach Program
IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2019 (Newswire.com) - HomeAid America, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of housing and resources for Americans experiencing homelessness, announced today a partnership with Landsea Homes. Landsea Homes, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders and developers and a subsidiary of Landsea Green Group, will join HomeAid America as a Silver Level National Partner, supporting HomeAid in the fight against homelessness across the country.
“HomeAid America is doing important work across the nation,” said Mike Forsum, chief operating officer, Landsea Homes. “Homeownership and housing matters at all income levels and we are proud to support HomeAid America’s innovative strategies and initiatives to help families rebuild their lives and end homelessness.”
HomeAid will use the funding to rebuild lives for America’s homeless through their housing development and community outreach programs, as well as chapter expansion efforts. Mike Forsum 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 Landsea Homes 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 very excited to welcome Landsea to the HomeAid America team,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. “As a huge international builder and developer, they will bring us great new perspective and with Mike Forsum — their chief operating officer in the U.S. — joining the HomeAid board, we will get a proven U.S. homebuilding leader. Landsea and Mike will greatly benefit HomeAid as we pursue our fight against homelessness in this country.”
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 327,000 previously homeless individuals. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
About Landsea Homes
Landsea Homes designs and builds best-in-class, high-performance homes and sustainable master-planned communities in some of the most desirable markets in the United States. The company has developed homes and communities in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Arizona and throughout California in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County.
Creating inspired places that reflect modern living, Landsea Homes builds suburban, single-family detached and attached homes, mid- and high-rise properties and master-planned communities to meet the diverse and ever-changing expectations and lifestyles of our homebuyers today and tomorrow.
Led by a veteran team of industry professionals who boast years of worldwide experience and deep local expertise, Landsea Homes is committed to positively enhancing the lives of our homebuyers, employees and stakeholders by creating an unparalleled lifestyle experience that is unmatched everywhere we build.
Landsea Homes is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Landsea Green Group, an international homebuilder that thinks globally but operates locally. Operating on three continents including Europe, Asia and North America, Landsea’s deep knowledge and experience of building and living in different environments all over the world deliver homes that embrace the local lifestyle in which they are built.
Source: HomeAid America