Rebuilding Together restores, rebuilds and performs essential repairs at homes of area residents. To date, they have made meaningful improvements to more than 500 Nashville area homes as they work to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize neighborhoods. Why? Because safer, healthier residences bring families together, raise spirits, extend lives. They help houses stay homes.
Rebuilding Together is able to make a tremendous impact on the neighborhoods they serve in a significant part through the energy, time and talents of volunteers. Rebuilding Together accomplishes more than just home repairs. Volunteers, homeowners and neighbors inspire in each other a renewed sense of community. To learn more and sign up visit their website.
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At a Glance:
- Rebuilding Together, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, restores, rebuilds and provides critical repairs at homes of low-income residents. For over 20 years, Rebuilding Together has served the Nashville community by helping to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize neighborhoods.
- The need for home repair and home modification services in Nashville is great and exceeds our current capacity— every month we have to refer 20+ homeowners in need to partner organizations and programs.
- The most common repairs performed by Rebuilding Together are floor repairs, accessibility modifications for seniors, plumbing work, electrical work, and the addition or repair of exterior wheelchair ramps.
- To date, Rebuilding Together has made meaningful improvements to more than 500 Nashville area homes; they currently serve about 20-30 homeowners each year.
- Rebuilding Together Nashville is one of 130+ Rebuilding Together affiliates at work in towns and cities nationwide.
History of Rebuilding Together Nashville:
Rebuilding Together Nashville began under the name Christmas in April in 1995— founded and sustained for many years by members of the local architecture community in Nashville. They came together, volunteering their time and skills to repair their neighbors’ homes. They called their effort “Christmas in April,” with the intent of gathering around a month of service each year in April.
In 2001, they officially changed their name to Rebuilding Together Nashville but continued the work of bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.
In 2010, they hired their first staff members and rolled up their sleeves to respond to the needs of homeowners impacted by the devastating May flood. Between July 2010 and July 2011, Rebuilding Together served 141 flood-impacted homes with the help of over 2,430 volunteers.
Today, Rebuilding Together has similarly responded to the affordable housing crisis that faces Nashville neighbors in need who struggle to maintain their homes on fixed incomes with the rising cost of living in the community. Rebuilding Together is uniquely positioned to assist their low-income neighbors with their critical home repair needs to that they can safely and comfortably continue to live in their long-term homes and neighborhoods.
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