Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria is an award-winning, mission-driven organization that creates healthy neighborhoods for residents in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia by:
• Maintaining housing for low-income homeowners
• Providing free, critical home repairs
• Renovating schools, parks, and other common spaces in underserved neighborhoods
• Creating homeownership opportunities
Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.
Vibrant communities where people of all income groups and cultures live in safe and healthy homes.
• Transparency and integrity
• Serve all residents in need, regardless of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.
• Collaborate and partner with related organizations
• Complete projects in an environmentally conscious manner
• Sustain a fiscally and operationally sound organization
"The city of Alexandria and its residents have greatly benefited by Rebuilding Together Alexandria's free home repairs."Former Mayor William Euille, City of Alexandria
Safe and Healthy Homes - DC and Alexandria
Our Safe and Healthy Home program focuses on stabilizing 25 items that the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) found to drastically improve living conditions for a home’s residents, with a particular focus on low-income persons living in older and/or substandard housing who are disproportionately affected by home hazards. Volunteers work throughout the year on home safety, accessibility modifications, and fire and carbon monoxide safety prevention improvements.
Last year, our clients met only 68% of the recommended items, but after Rebuilding Together made repairs and upgrades, 86% of the items that contribute to a safe and health home were completed.
"I haven't smiled since my husband died a year ago, but the repairs you did on my home put a permanent smile on my face. Thank you for making me be happy."EH, Homeowner
Safe at Home - DC
The Safe at Home program helps older adults and people with disabilities living in DC reduce the risk of falls in partnership with the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL). Currently the DC Department of Aging and Community Living offers grab bars, chair lifts and other safety modifications for DC resident below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria will provide the same services for qualifying households who make 80-100% AMI, working with occupational therapists.
Community Strong - DC and Alexandria
Our Community Strong program provides improvements to a variety of common spaces used by thousands of Alexandria residents. From community parks and gardens to senior centers, homeless shelters and low-income daycare facilities, we partner with other organizations to upgrade or renovate these areas. Activities include building greenhouses and vegetable gardens, installing benches and tables, creating walkways, planting greenery, installing play areas, and much more.
Because of the work we’ve completed, children now have safe areas to play, neighbors have gardens to grow their own food, seniors have social connection spaces, and safe facilities to attend, and whole neighborhoods have been revitalized.
A Home Of Your Own - Alexandria
A Home of Your Own provides first-time buyers with an opportunity to become homeowners. We acquire foreclosed properties, renovate them using volunteer and skilled tradespeople, and sell the units to low- and moderate-income City of Alexandria residents and workers with greatly discounted and subsidized funding. Based on four recent acquisitions, buyers were able to decrease their housing costs by $350/month. In partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing, we have provided affordable homes for more than 25 families.
Rebuilding Together Network
We are part of a national network of more than 130 affiliates, making Rebuilding Together the nation's largest nonprofit working to preserve affordable home-ownership, revitalize neighborhoods, and provide home repair services free of charge to those in need.
"I feel like I won the lottery. It's the best thing to happen. It's a blessing."CH, Homeowner
Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria was established in 1986, and during that time, we have:
- Served households with average annual income of just $31,116. Nationally, there are 25.4 million low-income homeowners, 11.8 million of whom are elderly (Census 2012).
- Recruited more than 28,000 volunteers, who have worked on more than 2,200 projects.
- Leveraged $8.8 million worth of in-kind value to the Alexandria community.
Though we provide repair services year round, many volunteer projects take place on National Rebuilding Day in April. Annually, 1,000+ volunteers donated $350,000+ in manual labor and materials to Alexandria's neediest.
If you know of an DC or Alexandrian individual or family that can be served through our programs, please contact us at 703.836.1021.