BuildAid is a partnership between HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), and the Association's builder members that was created to assist homeowners impacted by the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
Over 100,000 homes in the Houston area were impacted and an estimated 85% of families and individuals did not have flood insurance.
What BuildAid Does
BuildAid provides full home repair services to homeowners across the Houston area who experienced flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners who have met the pre-qualification requirements will be matched with experienced builder members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) who will walk them through a finish selection process. The scope of services provided to a homeowner varies by household but typically includes the following cost categories: insulation/drywall/tape/float/texture/paint, cabinetry, countertops, millwork & trim, door hardware, plumbing, kitchen and bathroom tile, pre and post-construction inspections and final clean. The builder will provide a detailed, line item estimate of the rebuild and will manage the construction process from beginning to end.
About HomeAid Houston
HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), identifies long term, stable homeless care providers who need additional capacity and pairs them with GHBA builders, vendors and suppliers who donate their time, materials and labor to help build transitional homeless shelters. HomeAid is currently celebrating its 15 year anniversary and the completion of 50 projects. After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, HomeAid answered the question that many were asking, "What needs to happen next?" and BuildAid was launched. Funding for BuildAid has been made possible with a $5.5M grant from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and established by Houston's Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett.
BuildAid and Your Community
BuildAid is a disaster recovery program that provides a targeted solution to pre-qualified homeowners by utilizing a network of professional building companies to complete home repairs post-disaster. Because of the professional and robust processes in place with our builders, BuildAid is able to offer an efficient and high quality solution that can scale across a target neighborhood and community and help to prevent harmful foreclosures and short sales that not only impact families but also the overall value of the community.
Where To Start
An easy application, design and construction process gets you back into your home with an efficient, quality rebuild.
If you are a homeowner who flooded and you had no flood insurance (FEMA recipients are eligible), fill out the form below, email or call us to request an application.
How it Works
Your application will be reviewed.
You will be notified within 3 - 5 business days with a decision.
BuildAid construction partner will meet you at your home and view the property.
Pre-set finish options will be provided for you to choose from.
You will receive a construction quote and a contract.
The signed contract initiates the rebuilding process.
You're Back Home Again
After remodeling and construction, you will be asked to walk through your home to ensure details are finalized. You can then move in again and you are home for good!
Please fill out the form below to contact us with questions or to request an application.
The applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the BuildAid Program: Home Value: ~$120k - $375k Household Area Median Income (AMI) below: 175% Ex. 4 Person Annual Household Limit: $125,125 Primary Residence | Outside 100-yr Flood Plain