Our Safe and Healthy Home program focuses on stabilizing 25 items that the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) found to drastically improve living conditions for a home’s residents, with a particular focus on low-income persons living in older and/or substandard housing who are disproportionately affected by home hazards. Volunteers work throughout the year on home safety, accessibility modifications, and fire and carbon monoxide safety prevention improvements.
Last year, our clients met only 68% of the recommended items, but after Rebuilding Together made repairs and upgrades, 86% of the items that contribute to a safe and health home were completed.
Application: Call or apply online. Concerning eligibility, folks who are eligible are low income homeowners who cannot maintain their homes (typically elderly, persons with disabilities, veterans, and families with children), as are nonprofit facilities, schools, and public spaces that serve low-income residents. To be considered for home assistance, candidates must complete and submit an application form and provide documentation of total household income, such as tax forms or pay stubs. Some of our clients are referred through congregations, schools, community agencies and service groups, or by self-referral.
Proof of Income,Application