Rebuilding Together fills a pressing need in our communities. The rising cost of living and falling social service budgets have left some of our most vulnerable neighbors without the most basic of necessities, a warm, safe, and dry home.
The nation is facing enormous problems, many of which have reached crisis levels. The low-income homeowners that Rebuilding Together serves are disproportionately affected by these issues. Homeownership is at an all-time high, especially among low to mid-income Americans, but the costs of owning and maintaining a home are growing exponentially. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, leaving low-income citizens with less and less disposable income for home repairs and modifications.
Rebuilding Together focuses on the issues of home maintenance and homeownership for the elderly, the disabled, and veterans. By identifying the challenges associated with these issues we are well placed to face a problem with full understanding and to create real, sustainable solutions for the low-income homeowners we serve.
MISSION: REPAIRING HOMES, REVITALIZING COMMUNITIES AND REBUILDING LIVES
VISION: SAFE HOMES AND COMMUNITIES FOR EVERYONE
As a housing nonprofit organization, we assist low-income homeowners – focusing on providing a healthy and safe home. Our focus is assisting low-income seniors, disabled individuals and veterans. During our project, local businesses, community members and concerned residents come together from all walks of life to rehabilitate homes in Solano County. This is accomplished with volunteer skilled and unskilled labor, donated materials/services and financial support from within Solano County.
SOLANO COUNTY IMPACT:
From June 2009 thru December 2023, more than 12,000 Rebuilding Together volunteers have rehabilitated 42 homes for low-income homeowners (seniors / military / disabled) and held more than 52 community facility workdays in Solano County, CA. In addition, Rebuilding Together has installed and/or donated more than 4,810 smoke and 2,900 carbon monoxide alarms. Estimated value of work is more than $10,000,000.
Solano County Impact in 2023
Home Rehabilitation Program (Low-Income Military Homeowners)
1 Home in Fairfield with Home Depot / Wells Fargo / CSAA
1 Home in Suisun City with Home Depot / Wells Fargo / Valero
Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation Program
Vallejo – Mobile Home Estates with Vallejo Fire Department & Travis AFB / Painters Union
Vallejo – Olympic Mobile Home Park with Vallejo Fire Department &Travis AFB / Painters Union
Fairfield – Dover Mobile Home Park with TAFB Fire & Travis AFB
Fairfield – Country Club Estates with TAFB Fire & Travis AFB
Fairfield – Casa Nova Mobile Home Park with TAFB Fire & Travis AFB
Sponsor: Callison Foundation
Safe at Home Kit Program
1,600 Safe at Home Kits distributed in 2023
Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente / Bank of the West / Wells Fargo / Phillips 66 / Home Depot
Donors: Bank of America / CSAA / Valero
Raised Garden Box Program
60 Garden Boxes Constructed / Distributed in 2023 with Cal Maritime Academy / Valero/ Phillips 66
Food Pantry Mobile Program
Via Feeding America and local food bank, RTSC volunteers from Valero and the community distributed more than 500,000 lbs of food annually. This program serves 5,000 households each month at 12 mobile sites.
In the past 25 years, more than 2.5 million Rebuilding Together volunteers
Rehabilitated more than 150,000 homes and several hundred community facilities.
Estimated value of work is more than $1 billion.