TACOMA – Qualified low-income homeowners can apply for free home repairs through local nonprofit Rebuilding Together South Sound. Applications are due Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Repairs will take place during National Rebuilding Day on April 27, 2013.
In order to be eligible for services, an applicant must:
- own their home
- be low-income
- be elderly, a person with a disability, or a family with children, and
- live in Pierce County, Federal Way or Auburn.
Rebuilding Together South Sound, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together Inc., plans to complete 15 critical home repair projects as part of National Rebuilding Day, a major volunteer work day that takes place each year on the last Saturday in April. Volunteers, local sponsors and community partners will work together with low-income homeowners to complete critical home repair projects that keep occupants warm, safe and dry.
“Many local families have struggled in recent years to provide for basic necessities. The economic downturn and personal crises have challenged many individuals.,” said Amy Hoyte, executive director for Rebuilding Together South Sound. “For low-income families, necessary home repairs and modifications often go unattended because of a lack of resources. Rebuilding Together South Sound exists to ensure that everyone has a safe and healthy home, regardless of income.”
Rebuilding Together South Sound works to preserve the affordable housing stock in the South Sound, and promote aging in place by keeping people in their homes as long as possible.
To request an application or learn more, please call Rebuilding Together South Sound at 253-238-0977 or visit the website www.rebuildingtogetherss.org.