Safe homes and communities for everyone.
In the spirit of volunteerism and community partnership, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago improves the homes and neighborhoods of people in need so they may continue to live in warmth, safety and comfort.
Since 1991, we have repaired nearly 1,900 homes and 285 community facilities, with the assistance of tens of thousands of volunteers. We work in partnership with communities, corporations, trade unions, service clubs, and volunteers, with an overall goal to improve the homes and neighborhoods of disadvantaged residents. We have found that our efforts, particularly when concentrated within a small geographic area, are sustainable and often act as a catalyst for additional neighborhood improvements.
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization dedicated to providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements. Collectively, Rebuilding Together affiliates has completed work on more than 100,000 homes and engaged 3.4 million volunteers to deliver $1.3 billion in market value since its founding in 1988.
We approach our mission with the understanding that home ownership is an important factor in the stabilization and preservation of neighborhoods. However, there continues to be a growing number of homeowners who cannot afford to make repairs necessary for them to remain in their homes. Many homeowners are also unable to improve accessibility problems in their homes to help overcome age limitations and disabilities. When home repair is not possible, it is difficult for those affected to remain in their neighborhoods. Many homeowners, especially elderly residents who have lived in their homes for many years, are consequently forced to leave the stability of their homes and communities.
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is committed to assisting residents, whether they are long-time homeowners interested in preserving their investment, or new owners trying to make their new home a safe and livable one. By focusing on specific neighborhoods each year, and collaborating with other community revitalization initiatives, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is able to maximize and sustain its positive impact on the lives of local community residents.