SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - October 05, 2016) - Homebuilder and developer Brookfield Residential in partnership with HomeAid San Diego has been named the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego Chapter's Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation. The duo will be honored at AFP's 44th Annual National Philanthropy Day awards on Wednesday, Nov. 16, following National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15.
As this year's honored philanthropic corporation, Brookfield Residential and HomeAid San Diego teamed up to bring to life two of California's first memory care homes which will specifically serve adults with developmental and age-related disabilities.
"We're always looking for ways to give back to the community and we are proud of the work we're doing to make sure people with developmental disabilities have homes that accommodate their specialized needs," says Adrian Foley, president and COO of Brookfield Residential California. "Brookfield Residential thanks the AFP for recognizing this project and the fantastic collaboration of HomeAid and fellow builder organizations like CalAtlantic Homes and Murfey Construction that are bringing this project to life."
The homes were designed in conjunction with The UC San Diego Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment to include features that maximize residents' comfort, including motion sensors and infinity pathways to prevent residents from getting lost or feeling confused. The homes will also offer state-of-the-art technology meeting California's Title 24 energy efficiency standards, including silent alarms and other medical features hidden from site to ensure the beautifully designed residences feel like homes and not a medical facility.
"We are touched by the support we have received and so thankful for the recognition that this project deserves," says Alexis Parker, executive director of HomeAid San Diego. "These homes simply could not have been realized without the help of many individuals throughout our community."
The two 5,000 square-foot homes, located at Noah Homes, a nonprofit supporting adults with developmental disabilities, will serve 20 individuals. Currently, there are an estimated 800 San Diegans in need of this type of care. The two memory care homes, now under construction in Spring Valley, Calif., are scheduled to open in late 2016.
"Age-related illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer's have only recently affected the population of adults with developmental disabilities," says Molly Nocon, CEO of Noah Homes and member of the California Health and Human Services Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee. "They say it takes a village and with Brookfield and HomeAid, we have been able to accomplish the impossible as a nonprofit -- building two innovative homes for a population in need, without incurring any debt. We are grateful that our local builder community has come together to help build these much-needed residences."
The two organizations and more than 62 building partners -- including CalAtlantic Homes that helped secure materials to build the homes -- have generated in excess of $1.5 million in donated professional services, labor and materials as part of the Noah Homes capital campaign.
Brookfield Residential and HomeAid San Diego are being recognized along with honorees in the following categories: outstanding philanthropist, outstanding development professional, outstanding organizational volunteer, outstanding fundraising volunteer, outstanding grant making organization and outstanding youth/student volunteer.
For more information about the Noah Homes Memory Care project or to support the Memory Care fundraiser, please visit www.noahhomes.org/memorycare.
About HomeAid San Diego
HomeAid San Diego, one of 17 chapters of HomeAid America, Inc., was founded in March 2002 with the support of local building and real estate industry organizations. HomeAid San Diego partners with the building industry and San Diego nonprofits who serve at-risk populations, to build multi-unit housing for families and individuals. Through the generosity of the building industry, their trade partners and suppliers, these projects are built at a reduced cost of construction, preserving the nonprofit's donor funds to expand their capacity to serve. Please visit www.homeaidsd.org for more information.
About Brookfield Residential (Southern California)
Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego), a division of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We strive to create the best places to call home. The Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) team has the passion, the expertise and the local knowledge to craft homes and neighborhoods that speak to homebuyers at every stage of life. We are an award-winning homebuilder and industry leader with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service. Please visit www.BrookfieldSoCal.com for more information.
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a leading land developer and homebuilder in North America. We entitle and develop land to create master-planned communities, sell lots to third-party builders, and operate our own home building division. We also participate in select, strategic real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments, and joint ventures. Further information is available at BrookfieldResidential.com.
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