|Each year, the membership of HBA collectively adds more than 1,700 new homes to the areas economic base. However, the Home Builders Associations community involvement extends much further. We are firmly committed to giving back to the community from all areas of our expertise. Toward that end, Home Builders Association members have been committed to various completed and ongoing projects for the betterment of the community. Donations include planning, consultations, labor and materials in may cases.
Habitat for Humanity
HBA participates in this National program that utilizes volunteer labor and donated materials to construct new housing for families in need.
Vincent House is a local program that targets providing shelter for homeless families. A home, remodeled by the Home Builders Association, is currently housing a local family, with rent based on income. Through Vincent House training and full employment, the family is well on its way to self-sufficiency.
Constructed through the efforts of many Home Builders Association members, Safety Village is a valuable learning experience in Street and Traffic safety for school age children throughout Northeastern Indiana.
The Home Builders Association constructed permanent shelters at this popular Girl Scout Camp in Northeast Indiana. The shelters enhance program events, increase the utilization of camp facilities, provide convenient shelter from the ever changing Indiana weather, and help ensure that the camping experience for thousands of girls is a positive one.
The beautiful Gazebo at this popular Fort Wayne playground was built with materials and labor, both donated by generous Home Builders Association Members.
The Home Builders Association participated in a transitional living program with Whitington Inc., an organization that deals with youth who cannot be returned to their parental homes, and yet need to be prepared for living on their own. An apartment refurbished by Home Builders Association volunteers, serves young people age 18-21, as they undergo independent living skills training and counseling to prepare them for reintroduction into the community.
YMCA Womens Shelter
This shelter is for women victims of violence received a new garage and security entrance through the volunteer efforts of the Home Builders Association. Estimated cost for donated labor and materials exceeded $25,000.
The Home Builders Association believes strongly in the education of future building industry leaders. We have established a scholarship fund through the Fort Wayne Community Foundation.
The Home Builders Association has contributed money to the Purdue University team that participates in competition at the National Convention.