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Julie Reay appointed executive director for HomeAid Inland Empire

 

Last updated 1/21/2018 at Noon

Julie Reay is the newly appointed executive director for HomeAid Inland Empire, the nonprofit charity of the Southern California Building Industry Association’s Riverside County and Baldy View chapters, which builds and renovates housing developments for those seeking to rebuild their lives and gain self-sufficiency. Courtesy photo

RIVERSIDE – HomeAid Inland Empire has appointed Julie Reay as their new executive director.

HomeAid Inland Empire is the nonprofit charity of the Southern California Building Industry Association’s Riverside County and Baldy View chapters. HAIE works with various homeless service provider partners to renovate or build quality housing developments to provide a safe place to stay for individuals and families throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties while they work to rebuild their lives and regain self-sufficiency.

linkReay will replace Ray Osborne, who stepped down as HAIE executive director at the end of 2017. He will continue to work for the organization for the next six-to-12 months as a part-time consultant. Osborne will oversee the work on 12 HAIE housing developments which are currently in planning stages or are under construction in the two-county Inland Empire area. The new HAIE developments will add 525 beds to serve the needs of the community’s homeless veterans, men, women and children.

“I’m very proud of the work HomeAid Inland Empire has been able to accomplish during my time as executive director over the past six years,” Osborne said. “We created 19 housing developments that added nearly 600 beds to serve the homeless population in our community. We still have lots of work to do in order to achieve the goal of ending homelessness in the Inland Empire by 2020, and I know Julie is absolutely the right person to lead the HomeAid Inland Empire chapter moving forward.”

Reay has been affiliated with HomeAid Inland Empire since 2009. She worked initially as the organization’s accountant and office manager, and she has recently added the responsibility of directing HAIE event and marketing activities. She was promoted to deputy director of HAIE in July 2017.

Reay holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has successfully managed her own bookkeeping services company since 2007, of which HAIE was a client. She has a background with the building industry, having spent most of her early career in the accounting departments of large and small housing developers; culminating with 17 years as director of finance for the Building Industry Association’s Baldy View Chapter in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

“It is my honor and privilege to serve as executive director for HomeAid Inland Empire,” Reay said. “I look forward to continuing work with our partners in the home building industry as we give back to the community by providing much-needed housing for homeless individuals and families.”

Since 1990, HomeAid Inland Empire has created 40 housing developments, providing space for 1,091 beds, which have served over 38,000 homeless people in the Inland Empire. The value of those housing developments is more than $17.7 million, with over $6.8 million in funds as well as in-kind labor and material donations provided by the Inland Empire home building industry.

For more information about the work being done by HomeAid Inland Empire, contact Executive Director Julie Reay at [email protected] or visit http://www.homeaidie.org to volunteer or make a donation.

 

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