Northern California Charity Moves forward with Transitional, Rapid-Response Housing Venture as High-Volume Solution for Victims of Homelessness and Natural Disasters
FULTON, California (December 6, 2019) – Homes 4 the Homeless is proud to announce that it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the Homes 4 the Homeless are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization. Homes 4 the Homeless is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will improve its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve its mission.
“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status and getting the approval so quickly is a true validation of our mission at Homes 4 the Homeless,” said Founder and President Steven Schneider. “This may be unusual, but I really want to thank the IRS for expediting our application; to receive this IRS approval within weeks to us seems unprecedented. This is the best validation to date that our strategy of utilizing modular housing has been recognized as an appropriate solution for the affordable housing and homelessness crisis.”
Schneider became homeless after the 2017 Tubbs Fire and conceived the idea of Homes 4 the Homeless while navigating the hardships of losing his home and all his possessions in a single night. More than 500,000 people are estimated to live without shelter daily throughout the United States, the majority of which are in California.
Schneider says Homes 4 the Homeless was formed around using modular housing concepts, like shipping container homes, as transportable tiny houses and apartments that would be affordable enough in volume to make an impact on homelessness. An idea from his background in the auto industry, Schneider says Homes 4 the Homeless has partnered with one of China’s largest manufacturers of shipping containers with the ability to fit an entire folding village for 50 people inside a 53 foot shipping container, which can be deployed rapidly via tilt-bed truck to homeless relief projects. Homes 4 the Homeless is exploring a variety of architectural concepts, like repurposing used shipping containers, but the partners in China have a supply chain able to deliver thousands of prefabricated modular homes within a very short time.
“Having IRS approval will allow us to move forward aggressively to address chronic homelessness in this country. Our plan is to specialize in modular, transitional housing solutions so we can collaborate with the scores of municipalities and nonprofits addressing this problem nationwide.”
Homes 4 the Homeless’ Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 84-2805734. The IRS letter granting Homes 4 the Homeless its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. For donation inquiries, contact info[at]homes4thehomeless.org.
About Homes 4 the Homeless:
Homes 4 the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded on July 26, 2019 by Steven Schneider, President. Homes 4 the Homeless provides rapid-response, modular housing to help those facing homelessness transition back to independence and permanent housing. For more information, visit http://www.Homes4theHomeless.org or contact Steven Schneider at info[at]Homes4theHomeless.org.