Westwood Insurance Agency Renews HomeAid Sponsorship for Fifth Consecutive Year


Woodland Hills, Ca – For the fifth-straight year, Westwood Insurance Agency continues the fight against homelessness with the renewal of its corporate sponsorship of HomeAid the organization announced today.

Since increasing to a silver-level sponsor in 2021, Westwood has donated nearly $100,000 to assist in HomeAid’s mission of helping people experiencing or at risk of homelessness build new lives through construction, community engagement, and education. In addition to Westwood’s corporate donation to HomeAid, colleagues will be able to make individual donations to supply personal hygiene kits and household supplies.

“Being a sponsor for HomeAid is an incredible honor for us,” said Westwood President and HomeAid Board of Directors Member Alan Umaly. “This is a cause that is very dear to all of us at the company, and we will continue to do everything we can to assist with getting more people in homes who desperately need them.”

HomeAid uses the power of collaboration with local and national builders, trades, suppliers, and community partners to maximize resources and expertise for non‐profit service providers to create safe and dignified housing and programmatic facilities for those without a home. Its efforts have provided housing and resources to over 648,000 people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The HomeAid model allows the organization to serve a variety of populations and needs, including but not limited to: individuals, families, youth, those incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, survivors of human trafficking, veterans, those with health challenges, and more. In 2022, HomeAid completed 72 projects, serving more than 13,000 individuals who experienced or were at risk of homelessness.

“We are thrilled and honored that Westwood has signed on to be a sponsor of HomeAid for a third year,” HomeAid CEO Scott Larson said. “We thank them for continuing to believe in our mission and the individuals who are in need of our help the most.”

Beginning in 1989, HomeAid was founded by the Building Industry Association of Southern California. Today, the organization operates through a network of 19 Affiliates across 13 states and the District of Columbia.

“We only have so many chances in this life to make an impact on others, and I truly believe that this is our way of ensuring that we as a company are engrained in the communities that we serve,” Umaly said.

About HomeAid

Founded in 1989, HomeAid develops, builds, and preserves a variety of housing, including emergency, interim, transitional, permanent supportive, and affordable housing through its 19 affiliates in 13 states. In addition, this includes resource centers that provide support services to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HomeAid partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, nationwide, that provide the housing and supportive services that empower residents to move toward self-sufficiency.

HomeAid has completed 1,148 housing and community engagement projects with a value of more than $327 million. HomeAid has added over 13,292 beds that have served over 648,773 previously homeless individuals. For more information, visit homeaid.org