About Homebase for Housing

Mission

Homebase for Housing is a housing information and referral program dedicated to preventing homelessness and improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Dallas County and seven surrounding Counties. Homebase for Housing has collaborated with local AIDS Service Organizations and other housing community based organizations to develop an extensive clearinghouse of information and referrals for housing options as well as other related supportive services.

Services

  • One-on-one individual housing search assistance
  • Resource room available for clients with access to phone and computers
  • Access to housing search website
  • Referrals for housing and utility payments
  • Referrals to housing support agencies and financial assistance
  • Email set up, free to clients

Staff

Program Housing Director

Lisa Rand comes to Homebase for Housing with over 20+ years of experience working in non-profits organizations. She has worked extensively with emergency shelter programs, and transitional housing programs in the Dallas area, as well as youth programs. Her responsibilities for Home Base for Housing include being a point person for housing advocacy, housing information and referral services, housing research and assistance, as well as housing resource identification and development. She also serves as a bridge between HIV-housing and non HIV-housing providers, and acts as a liaison with local housing authorities and other housing providers. She will maintain relationships with existing housing programs and develop new housing options.

Housing Specialist

Aretha Beckett comes to Homebase for Housing with over 13 years of housing experience. She has worked with Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), the Private Apartment Sector, Section 8, Public Housing, and Project Base Housing in the Dallas area. Her responsibilities for Home Base for Housing include being a point person for housing advocacy, housing information, referral services, housing research and assistance. She also updates the housing log weekly to expand our housing data base. Aretha, also serves as a bridge between HIV-housing and non HIV-housing providers, she will maintain relationships with existing housing programs and develop new housing options.

Volunteers

We value our volunteers and would not be able to operate successfully without them. We have various task that volunteers can assist with ranging from monitoring our resource center, to housing resource collection, to administrative office assistance. Depending on what you want to do we can find a fit for you here!

If you would like to volunteer your time to assist the Homebase for Housing Center please contact Aretha Beckett at 214-520-6308 ext. 340.