July 4th, 2012
Rebuilding Together now accepting applications
A volunteer pitches in as part of Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s efforts to revitalize low income houses and communities throughout Dutchess County.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is now accepting applications for the 2013 home repair program (from July through September). The repairs are done at no cost to income qualified homeowners through the generous sponsorship of many area businesses, national sponsors, area churches and other grant programs.
The organization plans to complete approximately 15 projects total on its National Rebuilding Day in April 2013 and Fall Rebuilding Day in October 2013. Since its founding in 1992, over 400 homes have been rehabilitated, providing services worth over $4 million at market value.
The application process begins in July 2012 in order to carefully review applications, interview homeowners, inspect homes and select the homeowners that display the most need for the 2013 projects. Interested individuals are encouraged to begin the process immediately. The deadline for completed applications is October 31, 2012. Selected homeowners will be notified in early March 2013.
Low-income Dutchess County homeowners, especially those who are elderly, living with a disability, veterans or parents with young children are encouraged to apply. Local volunteers, many representing their sponsoring employers, civic or fraternal organizations, churches, synagogues, or schools, do all the work on the homes. They are led and assisted by skilled trades volunteers, private contractors and other skilled individuals. If a home is selected for inclusion in the program, there is no cost to the homeowner.
Additional information can be obtained by calling 845-454-7310 or by visiting the organization’s web site at: www.rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org.