Housing, Shelter

Housing Trust Fund of Northern Virginia, Inc.

Building New Lives for Northern Virginia's Homeless

aka HomeAid Northern Virginia

Chantilly, VA


HomeAid Northern Virginia builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.

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Executive Director

Kristyn Burr

Main Address

3684 Centerview Road Suite 110B

Chantilly, VA 20151 USA


homeless, shelter, homelessness, building





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

HANV addresses both the issue of homelessness, as well as the sustainability of the local non-profit safety net.

According to a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, renters in Northern Virginia need to earn $33.58 per hour, or an annual salary of $69,840 to afford the area's fair market rent of $1,746 for a two-bedroom apartment. That rent translates into a 185-hour work week at minimum wage ($7.25 per hour), making low- and even moderate-income families housing insecure and just a job loss, medical emergency, etc. away from homelessness. There are about 2,000 homeless individuals living in Northern Virginia according to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count. There are currently only 1,600 beds available at shelters in our region—not enough for each homeless individual on a given night. There is an urgent need for more safe, affordable housing in our region—paired with programs and services like financial education, workforce training, and parenting classes. Our Shelter Program

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Shelter Program

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

To improve the daily living conditions of the homeless; to reduce costs to shelter organizations, allowing them to put their money where it is need most - back into programming that will really help clients to lead a better life; and offering a meaningful way for the homebuilding industry to give back to the communities in which they work and live.

HomeAid Northern Virginia leverages the talents, generosity, and expertise of the building community, in the form of in-kind donations of work completed, combined with other fundraising efforts, to provide needed repairs and to complete building projects. We undertake events and fundraising campaigns to acquire the funds necessary for projects and other services to the homeless community.

HomeAid's relationship with the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association is an important factor in recruiting people and companies from within the industry to participate on our projects. Additionally, HomeAid's influential Board of Directors has ensured that even during economic downturns, our projects and mission are fulfilled. We partner with many of the local service providers to understand the needs of the homeless and provide the services and resources that no one else is providing, such as our annual Housing Forum, Baseball Night, and Helping Hands program.

Indicators of success are the cost savings HomeAid Northern Virginia is able to provide to local service providers and the number of projects completed – more than $15 million and 121 projects as of the end of 2017. We also survey our service providers to understand how the projects and support we offer to them impact their ability to serve more clients and increase the success rate of clients coming through their programs.

Progress in our mission can be measured by the increased capacity of the shelters to provide additional housing as a result of projects completed. Many of our projects have a direct influence on the quantity and quality of care that local providers are able to offer, including increased bed space. In this way, HomeAid Northern Virginia has been greatly successful.

We have saved service providers more than $9 million - money that went back into the coffers of those organizations, allowing them to continue (and even expand) their necessary case management work and other services.

What we haven't been able to accomplish relates to tracking and measurement on the final outcome of clients that live in the homes and facilities we build. While there are many factors in a person's life as to their success, their living environment can be a great source of pride and motivation. What we don't know is how far does a nice home take someone on the road to recovery. For many, it's probably a significant factor in their ultimate life success; for others, they may be derailed by other issues and thus having a nice home to live in only goes so far in their recovery. However, no tracking has been done for this and is almost impossible to do - we rely on the shelters to provide us information while the person is living there, but once they move out, in most cases the shelter is unable to track further progress of that person.

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Housing Trust Fund of Northern Virginia, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

Middle Eastern

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