Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR) is a regional affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through home rehabilitation services. RTR intentionally targets specific neighborhoods to build trust and rapport with homeowners and their neighbors. The organization leverages support from dedicated community partners, sponsors, and volunteers to provide free home repair and modification services to eligible low-income homeowners, many of whom are seniors unable to maintain their homes independently. Through this work, RTR preserves homes and stabilizes neighborhoods by supporting the community's culture and ensuring that long-term residents can age safely in place. RTR's programs encompass hundreds of repairs that remedy critical home hazards making a safe and healthy home more accessible, livable, and affordable than ever. RTR serves homeowners whose income falls below 80% of the Average Median Income for the Greater Richmond region, the majority of which are seniors who have lived in their homes for more than 20 years.
Home Improvements, safety and wellness adaptations for seniors
RTR coordinates build opportunities for older adults who own their homes but can no longer make needed improvements to keep the home in safe and healthy conditions. Volunteers are widely used to provide the skilled and unskilled labor and to manage these projects. Perfect opportunity for a church, company or service group.
Rebuilding Programs: National Rebuilding Day, Fall Fix-Up Day, Partner Build Projects
National Rebuilding Day (NRD) is held on the last Saturday in April. Over 1,000 volunteers throughout the Greater Richmond region provide an array of repairs to qualified homes and community spaces in a target neighborhood. Each project site comes with its own unique history and work scope. Once deployed, volunteers will participate in various activities—from yard cleanup and painting to skilled repairs and home safety modifications. Fall Fix-Up Day is our annual, one-day “blitz-build,” that takes place in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia. Volunteers, skilled and unskilled, come together to repair the homes of homeowners in need. This year’s Fall Fix-Up Day will occur in Petersburg, Virginia and will rely on volunteer and financial support from local businesses, faith groups and civic organizations. In an effort to provide home repairs year-round, we give community revitalization partners (sponsors) the opportunity to participate in our Partner Build Program. These projects occur throughout the year making them ideal for smaller volunteer teams and those that are not available during Fall Fix-Up Day or National Rebuilding Day.