Impact and Programs
We served 223 residents, as well as clients served by six nonprofit facilities, in FY2015. 63% of homeowners served last year were at or below 30% of the Area Median Income. On average, the homeowners we served last year have lived in their home for 25 years. 81% of the homeowners we served were individuals living with a disability and 75% were older adults. Of those who self-reported, 28% were African-American, 65% were Caucasian, 1% were Hispanic/Latino, 1% were American Indian, and 5% were Asian.
Our primary goal is to help preserve homeownership for low-income families with children, older adults, individuals living with disabilities and veterans. Our Livability and Accessibility Services provide critical home repairs and accessibility modifications at no cost to qualified homeowners, allowing them to live independently and safely, while preserving their greatest financial asset. In 2016, we plan to partner with volunteers to complete 95 Accessibility Service Projects; 25 Livability Service Projects; and 4 Community Service Projects.
Community or Constituency Served
When qualified homeowners are not capable of making needed repairs, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will coordinate the volunteers, skilled labor, tools and supplies necessary to repair the homes. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities also works to rehabilitate properties that house qualifying nonprofit organizations serving our community. We focus our efforts on older adults, individuals living with disabilities, active and retired members of the armed services, and families with children, tailoring services to meet the needs of each individual homeowner.
Geographic Area Served
Our geographical area is the Twin Cities Metro Area in Minnesota encompassing the counties of Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.