Our mission is to assure that income-qualified homeowners, particularly seniors, persons with disabilities, or families with children live in warmth, safety, and independence. The following information will help you determine if you may be eligible and also provides some key information needed to complete the application process.

Safe and
Healthy Homes

Coming Soon! Rebuilding Day and Handyman Application

(Please note: Our current application cycle is closed. Our 2020 application will be released in late spring of 2019 for possible consideration for our April or October 2020 Rebuilding Day. We do NOT have an emegency repair program at this time. Please contact our office at (845) 454-7310 to request a 2020 application by mail upon its release in late spring of 2019.)



  • Applicants must own and reside in the home requiring repairs.
  • Single family, multi-family, condos and townhomes are eligible.*
  • Income eligibility is 80% or below the Dutchess County median total household income. (To view income requirements, click here.)
  • Home is located in Dutchess County, home is owner-occupied (own property and land), and taxes and mortgage must be current with an active homeowners insurance policy.
  • The home’s appraised value must be under $243,000.
  • RTDC will serve the same homeowner once in a 5 year period and no more than twice total.

*If you reside in a mobile home, we are able to assist with accessible ramps where feasible/allowed.

Qualification means that you meet our income and home ownership requirements: this does not mean you have been selected to receive services.


Home Safety and Fire Prevention Application

Our Home Safety program accepts applications year-round on a rolling basis, and installations for this program occur largely in the Summer and Fall. This application can be completed and mailed to P.O. Box 3695, Poughkeepsie NY 12603 at any time. For questions about our HSFP program application, please contact us at (845) 454-7310.



The Community Strong Program gives local non-profit community organizations the opportunity to apply for repair services and accessibility modifications through Rebuilding Together Dutchess County.


Community Strong Application



  • The non-profit organization must be located in Dutchess County and the physical building/property should be owned by the applying non-profit organization. If the non-profit does not own the building for which they would like to apply for repairs services, they may request an exception to be reviewed and approved by RTDC Executive Committee.
  • Qualifying non-profit organizations must need repairs that fall within RTDC’s mission of warm, safe, dry and independent to improve the quality of life, safety and security.
  • Repairs must fall within the skill level of the volunteer work groups available. The project must be suitable for available volunteers to complete reasonably within a 1-day project.
  • The program is designed for 501(c)3 organizations. If your organization is interested in our Community Strong program and you do not have a 501(c)3 status, please contact us.

For more information on our Community Strong Program, call the RTDC office at (845) 454-7310.