At Rebuilding Together, we make essential repairs to help our neighbors stay in their homes.
Our work often goes beyond each home. Local affiliates who are rooted in the community work closely with community residents and leaders to revitalize our communities. Together, we create and execute plans to address some of the needs of each specific community.
Through our work, we are also positioned to address the long-term recovery of communities struck by natural disasters. We commit to our neighbors in need and help them rebuild in the months and years following a disaster.
Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.
Safe homes and communities for everyone.
Safe and Healthy Housing
Safe and Healthy Housing is the foundation of Rebuilding Together’s home repair work, targeting significant safety and health hazards based on the Eight Principles of Healthy Homes—keep it dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, well-ventilated, maintained and thermally controlled.
Community Revitalization Partnerships
A Community Revitalization Partnership occurs when a Rebuilding Together affiliate aligns with community development goals established by residents and other stakeholders – and the groups work together toward a coordinated approach to support the community’s aspirations.
Statement of inclusion
Rebuilding Together is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) as an organizational imperative. We believe that to achieve our goals, we must embrace a broad vision of success that builds on multiple perspectives as the means through which to learn, innovate and grow. We know that we will be most effective by creating a culture that values and leverages differences as an organizational strength as we partner with, and serve, diverse communities and residents. Our work affirms human dignity through our commitment to safe and healthy housing for all.
Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors could not afford to fix them on their own. The group volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.
News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We opened the national office in 1988 and became Rebuilding Together.
Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a leading national nonprofit organization repairing the homes of people in need and revitalizing our communities. Through our network of affiliates, we work proactively and collaboratively with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create safe, healthy communities together across the country.
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