Our Programs

Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together Dutchess County provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficiency improvements for low-income homeowners, including seniors, persons living with disability, families with children and active or retired members of the armed services. These services are provided at no cost to the homeowner. Our services ensure that qualified low-income homeowners live independently in warm, safe, healthy, and dry homes. We also rehabilitate properties that house qualifying non-profit organizations serving our community. The impact of our efforts extends beyond the individual families and nonprofit organizations we serve, as our work revitalizes and stabilizes vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across Dutchess County.

Safe and
Healthy Homes

Rebuilding Days - Volunteers come together to complete large-scale home repair and accessibility projects for low-income homeowners throughout the year. On Rebuilding Day and Fall Rebuilding Day, hundreds of volunteers complete several homes in a single day.

Handyman - This year-round program provides minor home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners. 

For more information on applying for our Rebuilding Day or Handyman programs, click here.

Light It Up - Our Light It Up program helps to increase safety and reduce crime in our community. Through this program, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will partner with volunteers to install motion-activated solar-powered lights at no cost to the recipient in clustered areas of need. Not only is this a great opportunity to make an immediate impact on a neighborhood and the safety of its residents, it is also a chance for volunteers to get involved in a reoccurring community service project. To view our Light It Up application, click here.

Fire Safety - Fire preparedness and safety has been part of our work since our founding and is a central component of our efforts to ensure that everyone has access to safe and healthy housing. We recently formalized this into a separate program based on the need for this service in our community. In partnership with the American Red Cross, we engage volunteers to assess existing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, replace and/or install new detectors where necessary and educate the homeowners about fire prevention, preparedness, and safety. To view our Fire Safety application, click here.


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. The Community Strong Program aims to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism and community support; the program is dedicated not only to the improvement of individual lives but also to the improvement of the quality of life for all in Dutchess County. To view an application for our Community Strong program, click here.