Who We Are
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading non-profit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. As the local affiliate, Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte opened its door in November 2010
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. This means that we believe disabled and aging homeowners should be able to remain in their homes for as long as possible. We believe that homeowners displaced by natural disaster will get back into safe housing with help from the community. We believe that our nation’s veterans with disabilities deserve safe and accessible homes. Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible and more energy efficient.
Since opening in November 2010, Rebuilding Together has completed more than 92 projects and engaged more than 1,200 volunteers in the Charlotte region to provide $1.5 million in economic benefit to our community. We have remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, built wheelchair ramps, installed grip bars, replaced gutters, painted rooms and landscaped yards among many other repairs and upgrades.
Our first cluster build in the Cherry neighborhood where we renovated the neighborhood park and provided repairs for 7 homeowners yielded this comment from the Homeowner Association:
“The community and residents have a new excitement in the place they call home. New things are still happening— residents receiving services are doing additional work since the project, and neighbors adjacent to the individual project sites are also improving their homes. Since the project, the neighborhood has completed new fencing around the park and is pursuing neighborhood signage. The Cherry Neighborhood Association, Community Charter School and neighborhood baseball league have partnered and planned two events since the completion of RT’s project and is now planning for several events next year. There is a new energy in the neighborhood since the RT project and residents are excited to get involved in what is going on with the neighborhood.”
Community Builds are very large projects that are targeted to impact an entire community. These projects can include critical home repairs, community centers, community parks and other community spaces. Projects typically involve 3-5 workdays with over 100+ volunteers each day.
Rebuild Together Days are corporate or organization sponsored team-building days. These projects provide critical repairs to a community center or 1-2 homes over a 1-2 day period. Projects focus on improving the health, safety and accessibility of the structure.
Safe and Green at Home is a yearly project targeted to provide important safety improvements to homeowners such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, grab bars, bathtub strips, and doorbells. Sponsorship is from many organizations and the volunteers from sponsors and the community.