What We Do
We keep seniors safe in their homes…
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh delivers no-cost home repairs to low-income seniors in Allegheny County. With 60% of the homes in our city having been built prior to 1940, and the second largest senior population in America, the need for this critical service is greater than ever.
Imagine the problems a senior will encounter as they attempt to age safely in their Pittsburgh home!
Are the 22 stairs to their front door a challenge to climb? Does the slope on their sidewalk make it dangerous to get the mail in the winter? Does their 75 year-old bathroom make it difficult to move around safely? Is the old fuse box failing? Are the single-pane windows causing the utility bill to skyrocket?
All too often, the answer to these questions is yes.
And when it is, the solution to these challenges can be repairs provided by Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.
We help neighborhoods stabilize and grow…
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is a go-to partner for neighborhoods committed to revitalization. Working alongside representatives from our target communities, we are able to strategically and efficiently bring private resources and home repair expertise to aid in redevelopment and preservation efforts.
Our Community Block Build model brings the full effort of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s home repair program to a concentrated area – often as small a city block. Volunteers, sponsors, and skilled professionals work to repair 2 to 10 homes for long-time community stalwarts: the senior homeowners.
Undertaken in partnership with private development and public improvement programs, the Block Build model offers a cost-effective rallying point for a neighborhood struggling to grow.
We preserve home equity for families…
The homeowners that we serve, the majority of which live at or below the federal poverty line, are especially affected by the economic landscape. Homeownership is at an all time high, while the costs of owning and maintaining a home continue to grow. Healthcare and other basic neccessity costs are skyrocketing, leaving low-income citizens with less disposable income for needed home repairs and modifications.
These sacrifices often leave families in unstable and unlivable home conditions, which adversely affect the value of their home to them, their families, and the community at large.