HomeAid’s BuildAid Initiative Receives Grant from Rebuild Texas Fund

Terry SwensonCharity Projects, HomeAid Houston

HomeAid’s BuildAid Houston initiative was awarded a $350,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund to support BuildAid’s efforts toward rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. This grant will allow the initiative to provide new furniture to homeowners who are receiving restoration services from BuildAid builder partners.

The Rebuild Texas Fund was launched just days after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas communities. A collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, the initiative is dedicated to the economic recovery of hard-hit Texas communities. Funded organizations such as BuildAid Houston, play a critical role as rebuilding continues in the community.

As a result of the Rebuild Texas Fund grant, a partnership between BuildAid and Gallery Furniture will also allow BuildAid homeowners to purchase furniture at a discount.


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 and 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.

Learn more at buildaidhouston.org.