Apply for Our Services

 

At Rebuilding Together, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home and community. We work to serve our neighbors in need by repairing their homes to bolster their neighborhoods and strengthen our Houston community.

All repairs completed by Rebuilding Together Houston are at NO COST to the homeowner.

 

Do you have water damage from flooding or leaks during Hurricane Harvey?

Please call our office at (713) 659-2511.


 

Home After Harvey Repair Programs

  • Low-income individuals and families

  • Zip Codes: 77016, 77018, 77022, 77026, 77028, 77091

  • Homeowner/listed on home deed

  • Current on property taxes (or official payment plan)

 

Traditional Home Repair Programs

  • Populations served

    • Low-income seniors (62 and older)

    • Veterans and veterans' spouses

    • People with disabilities

  • All Harris County zipcodes

  • Homeowner/listed on home deed

  • Full time resident of the home

  • Current on property taxes (or official payment plan)

 

Common Repairs

 
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Electrical

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Plumbing

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Foundation

 
 
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Bathroom

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Interior Safety Modifications

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Exterior Repairs to One-story, Wood-Sided Homes

 
 

STEPS IN THE APPLICATION + REBUILDING PROCESS

 
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1. SCREENING: HOME OWNER QUALIFICATION + HOME ELIGIBILITY 

RTH has a 2-Step qualification process.  There is no guarantee that your home will receive repairs from RTH volunteers until your application has gone through all steps of the RTH qualification process.

First Step:  Qualification of the Homeowner

This includes completion of an application and receipt of all the supporting documentation listed on the first page of the application document.  Once all documents are received and vetted by our Client Services Coordinator, the application will move to Step 2.

Second Step:  Qualification of the Home

A RTH Housing Inspector will visit the home to identify the extent of repairs required to return the home to a “livable condition”.  During that meeting, the homeowner will acknowledge that they understand what work may be completed. Not all homes will be qualified.  To learn more about eligibility, homeowners may contact our office at info@rebuildinghouston.org or by phone at 713-659-2511.



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2. CONTRACT WORK

For some homes, professional contractors will perform roofing, electrical, plumbing, and technical work called for by the inspector.  For services provided by a Contractor, an RTH representative will contact you to review the planned work.


 
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3. VOLUNTEER WORK

For most homes, after contract work is complete, volunteers will complete the exterior work.  Some homes will be repaired entirely by volunteer teams. If your home is selected for the program, your crew leader will visit with you prior to working on your home with volunteers. 

In certain cases, the home may be reassigned to an additional crew of volunteers to complete unfinished tasks.


 
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4. FINAL INSPECTIONS

When all specified work is complete, a Rebuilding Together Houston housing inspector will deliver a completion report for homeowner review and signature.

Warranties will be provided by contractors for certain aspects of work (e.g. roofs).

 

Needs from the Homeowner

  • Your availability and cooperation during the repair workdays.

  • Use of your facilities during the repairs (i.e., electricity, water, restroom).

  • Any relatives who are at the home and are able are strongly encouraged to assist with the repair work during the repair days. Family members who decline the opportunity to join the volunteer crew are encouraged to be absent on work days. This cooperation builds good relationships.

  • Pets need to be confined to areas not being repaired to ensure volunteer safety (i.e., in kennel, with neighbor or within a room inside the home).

  • Report any special information (i.e., gas leaks, unsafe areas) to the crew leader.

  • We encourage you to thank the crew for their volunteer work. Our crews are trained volunteers who are eager to lend a helping hand and have taken time from their families to help repair your home.

 

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