What We Do
Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte (RTGC)’s mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives. We mobilize community volunteers and contractors to provide repairs that make homes safer and healthier for our neighbors in need. We also actively partner with other local organizations to connect the communities we serve with additional resources to meet their needs and help them create healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods. Our vision is safe homes and communities for everyone. Our model prioritizes critical repairs that correct 25 scientifically proven health and safety hazards that are common in older homes, including falls, fires, moisture and mold, asthma and allergies and toxic exposures such as carbon monoxide. Programs: The Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN) program brings together Rebuilding Together’s strategic community development approach, the Community Revitalization Partnership, and our core practice model, Safe and Healthy Housing. Through Safe and Healthy Housing, we seek to advance health equity by improving health and housing outcomes for our neighbors in need in economically distressed communities. Our experience working in these communities has taught us that systematic, coordinated approaches are needed to improve quality of life at the individual and community level. Accordingly, our Community Revitalization Partnership (CRP) model has called on our organization to adopt a deeper and longer-term (one year minimum) focus at the neighborhood level. By targeting our service delivery in specific neighborhoods – for example, Druid Hills in 2019 and 2020 – and aligning our work more closely with other nonprofit providers and community leadership, Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte improves the health and safety conditions of entire neighborhoods, not just individual homes. In response to requests for repairs to help our neighbors age in place or navigate life-altering diagnoses, we're excited to officially launch the Safe at Home (SaH) program! Safe at Home provides no-cost preventive home modifications to individuals with mobility issues and other disabilities to improve accessibility, reduce falls, increase independence, and facilitate aging in place. Safe at Home focuses on making sure all seniors, individuals with disabilities, and families and individuals who have experienced life-altering diagnoses receive home adaptations to ensure that they can age in place with dignity, safely navigate their homes, and adjust to their new normal.
- 90% of neighbors reported a feeling of pride in their home after Rebuilding Together repairs.
- For every $1 invested by Rebuilding Together and its affiliates in each home, there is a projected $2.84 in social value generated.
Photos and Videos