The mission of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. We provide critical home repairs for homeowners in need, particularly older adults, individuals living with disabilities, families with children, and active and retired members of the armed services. This service ensures that these homeowners live independently in safe and healthy homes. Our programs are organized around three primary focus areas –Accessibility, Repair and Community.
- Safe at Home Program provides safety and fall prevention modifications for low-income homeowners who are older adults or are living with a disability. Often these homeowners are faced with the prospect of losing their independence as the result of needing home safety or fall prevention modifications that they cannot afford. In our most recent fiscal year, our volunteers provided these services for 72 homeowners.
- Ramp Program designs, builds and installs wheelchair ramps and elongated stairs for homeowners in need who are older adults or individuals living with a disability. In our most recent fiscal year our volunteers installed six ramps.
- Accessibility Modifications Program (AMP) provides contractor-delivered larger environmental home modifications to promote aging-in-place and single-level-living. These modifications include widening doorways and renovating bathrooms and/or kitchens for accessibility.
- Home Repair Program provides volunteer-delivered repairs, including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, landscaping and almost anything that restores the homeowners’ independence, safety and security. We completed 89 Home Repair projects in our most recent fiscal year.
- Critical Repair Program is designed to help low-income homeowners repair or replace vital systems associated with their home, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, outer envelope, and/or roof systems. These contractor-based services enable homeowners in need to be better prepared to deal with future home maintenance issues.
- Nonprofit Facility/Community Beautification provides safe and welcoming spaces for communities to gather through renovation and beautification work for community centers, schools, supportive housing facilities and outdoor community spaces. Our volunteers worked on six nonprofit community centers last year.
- Real Estate Owned (REO) transforms donated vacant foreclosed homes into safe, healthy and affordable housing for qualified homeowners. Once rehabilitated, these homes are made available for purchase to individuals and families who earn less than 120% of the area median income. Proceeds from the sale of these homes are invested back into Rebuilding Together programs.
An affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has been preserving and revitalizing homes and communities in the metropolitan area since 1997. Our programs provide opportunities for community involvement. Through sponsors and volunteer efforts, we strive to impact communities and the nonprofit places where neighborhood members gather.