GHBA Benefit Homes Project

Nearly four decades ago, the GHBA board of directors envisioned a charitable project that would bring the generosity of builders, developers and vendors together to give back to Houston. After careful and thoughtful planning, the GHBA formed the Benefit Homes Project. The goal was to do what GHBA members do best—build quality homes. These homes would then be sold at market value for a profit. The majority of that profit would be donated to charity.

The builders, developers, vendors and suppliers who participate are firm believers in the Benefit Homes Project mission: To ensure a brighter future for the community’s less fortunate, through the heart and hands of the homebuilding industry.

If you ask them why this is important to them they will tell you, “Even in economically challenged times, men, women and children facing homelessness and our wounded veterans returning from service to our country need help more than ever.” This generosity reflects the commitment that Houston area builders and developers have to their community.

Benefit Homes logo

Over the life of this program the GHBA has donated more than

$11 million to local charities

Currently the Benefit Homes Project distributes the majority of the proceeds to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home—both local Houston charities.


Chesmar Homes & Toll Brothers

Chesmar Homes Mesquite Plan in Northgrove

M/I Homes & The Howard Hughes Corp.

MI Homes Roseville plan

HistoryMaker Homes & Land Tejas

MI Homes Roseville plan

Here’s what our members say:

GHBA is the “go to” for Residential Construction information in the Greater Houston area. The Education Focus is a tremendous asset to the community of builders and remodelers. The generosity of homebuilders and remodelers is legendary through the Benefit Homes Project and HomeAid Houston. No other Builders Association in the Nation can compete with this organization, it’s leadership and staff.

Max Hoyt ACES Builders Warranty, Inc.

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