Critical Home Repairs
Safe and Healthy housing is the foundation, framework, and focus of all we do at RTMD. Our Critical Home Repairs program addresses hazards affecting the safety, health, and/or accessibility of homes owned by low-income homeowners. Utilizing a checklist addressing 25 health and safety priorities, we assess and create a scope of work unique to each home. All assessments and repairs are free of charge for homeowners. Common home repairs and modifications include roof replacement, plumbing and electrical repairs, drywall replacement, ADA bathroom modifications, and other repairs as deemed necessary.
Veterans Home Repairs
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. have reached the age of retirement and will soon live on an even smaller, 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 free of charge for service recipients. RTMD’s goal is to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans in Miami-Dade County.
Healthy Home Kit
Every home touched by RTMD receives a Healthy Home Kit. This kit is designed to be “volunteer friendly” meaning even unskilled volunteers can install all items inside. Items found in the Healthy Home Kit address fire safety and prevention, fall prevention, and other health-related issues commonly found in homes. Examples of items are grab bars, smoke detectors, levered doorknobs, and etc.
In 1992, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade was established to rebuild homes of Miami-Dade residents displaced by Hurricane Andrew. 25 years later, we are still rebuilding for our neighbors in need. Come hell or high water, we are here to serve Miami-Dade homeowners for the long-haul. Following a disaster, our team of volunteers gut, clear, and rebuild.