Rebuilding Together Miami preserves home-ownership and revitalizes communities by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income senior citizens, veterans, and disabled homeowners.
Rebuilding Together Miami brings volunteers and communities together to improve the lives and homes of homeowners in need.
Volunteers gather for photo on National Rebuilding Day; RTMD's largest volunteer project of the year.
This year RTMD made critical home repairs and modifications to 16 homes in Leisure City with the help of Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and nearly 300 skilled and unskilled volunteers.
Critical Home Repairs
Safe and Healthy housing is the foundation, framework, and focus of all we do at Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade.
Rebuilding Together's Critical Home Repairs program addresses hazards presenting a safety risk or limited access in the homes of low-income senior citizens, veterans, and disabled homeowners.
Utilizing a Safe at Home checklist addressing 25 health and safety priorities, we assess and create a scope of work unique to each home. RTMD utilizes skilled contractors and volunteer labor to ensure each of our client's homes live up to the Seven Principles of Healthy Homes:
6. Well Ventilated
An additional component to this program is the addition of our Healthy Homes Kit which addresses: fire safety and prevention, falls prevention, and other aging-in-place related issues. All assessments and repairs are done at no cost to the homeowner.
Common home modifications are roof repairs, installation of wheelchair ramps and hand bars, removal of carpet and installation of new flooring, and other updates as deemed necessary.
Veterans Home Repairs
For veterans returning from service with severe injuries such as amputation or Traumatic Brain Injury, readjustment and reintegration into their families and communities can be difficult.
It is estimated that more than 4.3 million veterans have a combined family income of less than $20,000, making it difficult to provide for the necessary repairs to a family home. Additionally, the majority of the 23 million veterans living in the U.S. are now in their 50s and 60s and will soon be forced to deal with how to pay for necessary home repairs on fixed incomes on a fixed income.
Rebuilding Together's Veterans Home Repairs program was created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars. We fill the gaps in modifications and repair services that retired and active service men and women struggle to meet at no cost to the homeowner.
RTMD's goal is to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans in Miami-Dade County.