Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the health and safety of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together Fox Valley (RTFV) provides critical repairs and home modifications for low-income homeowners, including seniors, persons living with a disability, families with children and active or retired members of the armed services. These services are provided at no cost to the homeowner.
Our services ensure that qualified low-income homeowners live independently in warm, safe, healthy, and dry homes. We also rehabilitate properties that house qualifying non-profit organizations serving our community.
The impact of our efforts extends beyond the individual families and nonprofit organizations we serve, as our work revitalizes and stabilizes vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the Fox Valley.
We accomplish our mission through four distinct programs that include Safe and Healthy Housing, Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN), Fall Prevention Program, and Community Strong. Within these programs, we utilize initiatives like National Rebuilding Day, [Re]Build Saturday, and the [Re]Builder Society to accomplish the work. Each of the programs are described below.
Building A Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN) - The BaHN program is a focused effort of home modifications and repairs in a neighborhood, while also fostering social connectedness, training skilled volunteers, and improving the safety of the neighborhood. Our current BaHN program focuses efforts in the West Appleton Neighborhood for a period of three years. Our goal is to repair 150-200 homes while creating a sustainable home repair program through neighbors.
Fall Prevention Program - As the population of older adults continues to grow, home modifications are a key factor in enabling individuals to "age in place," or live in the place or home of choice. An AARP (2010) study found that "more than 80% of people older than age 50 want to age in their own homes for as long as possible." Our fall prevention program entails home modifications like grab bars, lighting, handrails, transfer benches, etc., all of which are designed to help prevent falls.
Safe and Healthy Housing - Our year-round program providing home safety modifications and repairs to create a safe and accessible home.
Community Strong - The Community Strong Program gives local non-profit community organizations the opportunity to apply for repair services and modifications through Rebuilding Together Fox Valley. The Community Strong Program aims to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism and community support; the program is dedicated not only to the improvement of individual lives but also to the improvement of the quality of life for all in the Fox Valley.
* Please note that mobile homes are only eligible for fire safety installaions through this program.