Repairing Homes – Safe & Healthy Homes Program
Rebuilding Together’s signature Safe & Healthy Homes Program allows low-income households to maintain home ownership and age-in-place with the necessary health and safety upgrades. We focus our work on low income homeowner who are Veterans, seniors, and/or disabled.
By addressing these issues and populations, Rebuilding Together is providing accessibility, health and safety and preventing the need for additional household, community, and public interventions and services. Rebuilding Together’s objective is to restore safe, healthy and sanitary living conditions with significant quality of life improvements that have an immediate impact and are long-term solutions.
Home repairs are among the most cost efficient and effective strategies to address quality of life issues like comfort, security, and independence while supporting emotional household needs and stimulating pride of home ownership.
Home repairs included a wide range of improvements depending upon the needs of the individual homeowners. However, all homes are provided with a 25-point Health and Safety Assessment and work is prioritized to ensure that the home has the improvements necessary to be deemed a Safe and Healthy Home by Rebuilding Together Broward Standards.
Revitalizing Communities – Building a Healthy Neighborhood Program
Rebuilding Together’s Building A Healthy Neighborhood Program concentrations our efforts to restore and preserve safe and healthy homes within a specific low-income neighborhood of need. Focusing in one community, in a block-by-block manner, creates momentum for a neighborhood to be transformed over time.
Community revitalization is much more than beautification; it is a collective effort to identify and strengthen the assets already present in the area. The removal of slum and blight is just one component to building a Healthy Neighborhood. A community revitalization partnership is a coordinated approach between Rebuilding Together and residents, volunteers, municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, foundations, and other partner organizations to build and sustain a safe, healthy, and thriving community.
Rebuilding Together’s Neighborhood Block Rebuild program targets multiple homes in a given area in need of repairs and rehabilitation and performs these services at no cost to the homeowners.