Through a partnership with the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, the HomeAid WORKS Program provides construction training and job opportunities in the construction industry to people experiencing, at risk of, or exiting homelessness.
The HomeAid WORKS (Workforce Opportunities for Rebuilding through Knowledge and Skills) program provides the clients of our non-profit care provider partners with construction skills, career support and ultimately meaningful employment in the construction industry, increasing their likelihood of permanently exiting homelessness while addressing our community’s ongoing construction labor shortage.
For twenty years HomeAid Colorado has been tackling the issue of homelessness by increasing the capacity of service agencies to house more individuals and families. In so doing, we have learned that two of the primary reasons for homelessness in the United States are job loss and lack of affordable housing.
At the same time, nationwide, the homebuilding industry has been impacted by a significant shortage of quality labor. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 87% of homebuilders cited finding labor as a problem in 2017 compared to only 13% in 2011.
HomeAid WORKS is made possible by a grant from the Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of Lennar Corporation, provided as seed funding to create the new program.