Rebuilding Together

You’ve served your country courageously. You’ve spent time away from family and friends and, most likely, you’ve put your life on the line for people you’ve never personally met. You’re a veteran and now you will have to face the housing accessibility challenges as you transition from military to civilian life.

According to the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy, twenty-five percent of post-9/11 veterans return home with a disability and struggle with housing accessibility issues. Modifications and home repairs are often a key part of transitioning from military to civilian life for veterans with disabilities and are important to their safety and health.

These modifications come at a price, however. More than one in three post-9/11 veteran households is housing cost-burdened, paying more than 30 percent of monthly income toward housing costs, despite access to VA loans or other forms of assistance. This level of economic restriction does not leave much room for the cost of necessary home repairs or modifications to live safely at home.

This is where Rebuilding Together comes into play. Rebuilding Together transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. For our veterans, this work translates into direct home modifications and repairs for veteran homeowners as well as the rehabilitation of nonprofits and community centers that serve veterans and their families.

In 2015, Rebuilding Together served 1,061 veteran households, providing safer and healthier homes for veterans and their families. Since 2005, Rebuilding Together has completed nearly 6,000 rebuild projects for veterans across the country. There is a variety of federal, state and local efforts that combat housing issues for our veterans. Rebuilding Together, however, bridges the gap of available services for our veterans to maximize the impact of existing programs.

Rebuilding Together is dedicated to serving those who have bravely served our country. We are proud of our veterans and honored to provide them with the critical home repairs and modifications they need to live in a safe and healthy home.

Interesting Facts:

  • Rebuilding Together started in 1973 in Texas when a small group of people realized their neighbors' homes had fallen into disrepair and they could not afford to fix them on their own.
  • The group formed Christmas in April, now Rebuilding Together 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.
  • Rebuilding Together now has 145 affiliates throughout the country.
  • Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.




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