Now in third decade of operations, Rebuilding Together Boston collaborates with skilled laborers and volunteers to repair and renovate the homes of economically disadvantaged homeowners (including the elderly, veterans, families with children, single parent households, the physically challenged and others in need) as well as non-profit-owned facilities (community centers, schools, worship centers, etc.) in the City of Boston. RTB provides its services at no cost to recipients due to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individuals and vendors. For every dollar received, Rebuilding Together Boston has traditionally leveraged at least four dollars of donated materials, equipment, skilled labor and other project-related contributions.
RTB’s goals are to:
- Preserve affordable housing and homeownership;
- Reduce the risk of homelessness;
- Support a non-profit’s ability to provide needed community services;
- Reduce energy costs for those we serve; and,
- Stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods.
To date, RTB has completed repairs and renovations, often top to bottom, of over 300 homes and non-profit facilities in the City with an aggregate value of work estimated at over $6 million. We have involved some 20,000 volunteers in our programs.