As we begin a new year, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (RTTC) is accepting applications for a variety of home improvements projects for low-income residents in specific communities. Now more than ever, the ability to stay home in a safe and comfortable environment is a major priority, especially for those that are most at-risk. From accessibility ramps, home repairs and added safety features, RTTC donated work allows residents to stay in their home longer, improving their overall quality of life.
The Home Repair program provides safe and healthy housing repairs, including interior improvements (i.e. installing flooring, patching and painting), siding, windows and landscaping. It also provides contractor-delivered repair or replacement of essential systems, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing and roofs that are critical to healthy, livable homes.
Through funding from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other partners, RTTC will focus on projects for qualified residents.
The Safe at Home program provides home safety and fall prevention modifications and ramps for older adults or those living with a disability so they can continue to live safely and independently in their own homes.
Modifications for the interior of the home can include grab bars for bathrooms, handrails for basement and upstairs steps, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and other updates that allow seniors to safely age in place.
Dedicated volunteer teams provide ongoing support to design and build quality, tailored wooden ramps to make homes accessible for all.
If you are interested in applying for free home repairs or Safe at Home modifications, review eligibility criteria and complete an application by January 15, 2021. You can find more info and download the applications at rebuildingtogether-twincities.org/apply-for-help/ or call the office at 651-776-4273 to request an application by mail.