Our Work

For 36 years, Rebuilding Together Houston has leveraged resources and materials by enlisting community volunteers and licensed contractors to repair the homes of low-income elderly, U.S. military veterans and homeowners with disabilities.  

Our work has allowed Houstonians to stay in their homes as long as possible by mitigating health and safety hazards and improving the home's overall stability.

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Volunteer Home Repair

Volunteers seal the envelope of the home: scraping, caulking, and painting exterior walls; repairing siding and fascia; and securing doors and windows.

Our Students in Service program, a subset of Volunteer Home Repair, allows scouts, high school and college students to develop hands-on construction and home repair skills under experienced, adult leadership.

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Ramp Angels

Skilled teams of volunteers construct durable wheelchair ramps improving homeowner mobility and independence.

 

Home After Harvey

To rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, teams of volunteers muck and gut homes, install drywall and insulation,  install Safe and Sound aids, and repair and seal the envelope of the home.

Repairs such as electrical, plumbing, roofing, and leveling will be completed by contractors. 

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Critical Systems Repair

Professional contractors complete repairs to structural, electrical, and plumbing systems.

 

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Safe and Sound Services

Creating a safe and healthy living environment for seniors is key to longevity.

Our Safe and Sound program responds to this need by pairing volunteers to install grab bars, steps and handrails, smoke and CO detectors, fire extinguishers, safety aids, and air filtration systems to prevent falls, fires, and improve air quality inside homes.

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Roof Restoration

Professional contractors replace damaged or leaking roofs.

 

Our History

Rebuilding Together Houston's history begins in 1982, as Private Sector Initiative.  Houstonian Robert Mosbacher Jr. founded the organization based on his work with the Reagan White House, and specifically the president's Private Sector Initiatives program, which called on volunteerism to supplement government programs for those in need.

In 2003, Private Sector Initiative became Rebuilding Together Houston, an affiliate of a national network of organizations with the purpose of providing low-income elderly, disabled, and veteran homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades.

 

Special Projects

Home After Harvey

Here for the Long Haul

We have developed our Home After Harvey program in response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Our role is long-term recovery.

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CITGO PArtnership

CITGO + Independence Heights

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Annual Kickoff to Rebuild

Kickoff to Rebuild 2018