Rebuilding Together serves communities across the country facing a lack of safe, affordable and accessible housing.
Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN) exemplifies the efforts central to the mission of Rebuilding Together, helping to solve for the urgent need for a safe and healthy home for every person. Recognizing that unsafe or unhealthy living conditions at home account for many of the leading causes of preventable fatality, illness and disability, today – this annual effort demonstrates the positive effects of home and neighborhood revitalization on the overall health of homeowners, families and communities, and has given back nearly $2.5 million in market value nationwide, to-date.
On September 23 and 24, Rebuilding Together brought together volunteers in Cleveland, to help revitalize Northeast Ohio. We worked in the Slavic Village neighborhood, creating real change for the homeowners and residents of that community.
Volunteers provided critical home repair, energy efficiency updates, and numerous health and safety modifications to 10 neighborhood homes. Volunteersalso rejuvenated "The Haven" – a community space serving residents of Slavic Village – and cleaned up the neighboring homes, impacting the entire neighborhood. Rebuilding Together offered health related training and screenings to the entire community, transforming the health and safety of the residents.
Rebuilding Together also hosted a Community Celebration & Resource Fair, that provide educational information on safe and healthy housing to help create a lasting transformation for the residents of Slavic Village. Additionally, we hosted a town hall for all community members and residents, where they could ask questions of community leaders and organizers working to transform Slavic Village.
Our efforts in Northeast Ohio would not be possible without our partners: CBRE, Lowe's, Charter Communications and the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. Their dedication to transforming lives and communities has helped - and continues to help - thousands of homeowners and community members across the country.
In October 2015, Nearly 500 community and corporate partner volunteers joined Rebuilding Together for the 5th annual Building a Healthy Neighborhood project in St. Louis. Volunteers repaired 14 homes and revitalized a neighborhood community space.