Safe and Healthy Housing
National Rebuilding Day
National Rebuilding Day is the annual signature event of Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. The goal of our home renovation projects is to keep families warm, safe, and dry.
Held on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day is the day when affiliates from all parts of the country plan projects to celebrate the organization’s mission and to bring national attention to the plight of America’s low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live. National Rebuilding Day is the culmination of a year of planning, evaluating, training, organizing, and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of community volunteers. It is embraced by community leaders and national corporate sponsors as a way of bringing immediate impact to America’s communities in a single day.
On National Rebuilding Day volunteers join local affiliate leaders to repair and restore houses and non-profit facilities, revitalizing entire communities and making a lasting impression on the families who are served. For many volunteers, it leaves them with the experiences of helping their neighbors in need, which brings them back year after year.
Fall Rebuilding Day
In 2008 Rebuilding Together Dutchess County instituted an annual Fall Rebuilding Day as an extension of our National Rebuilding Day program in order to serve more homeowners in need. RTDC’s Fall Rebuilding Day aligns with Make a Difference Day, a national day of service celebrated each year on the 4th Saturday of October.
Launched in 2013, the Handyman Program is a year-round program that provides minor home repairs and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners to allow them to live more safely and independently in their homes.
The application period for these rebuilding days runs from July-September for the following year projects. A printable application along with all instructions will be available on the website beginning in July.
NOTE: We have modified our application. Applicants are now reviewed and accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Please fill out the application below.