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Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.rebuildingtogether-twincities.org

Mission Statement

Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. When qualified homeowners are not capable of making needed repairs, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will coordinate the volunteers, skilled labor, tools and supplies necessary to repair the homes. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities also works to rehabilitate properties that house qualifying nonprofit organizations serving our community. We focus our efforts on older adults, individuals living with disabilities, active and retired members of the armed services, and families with children, tailoring services to meet the needs of each individual homeowner.

Our goals each year are to:
• Provide high-quality and cost-effective repairs and accessibility modifications, keeping existing homeowners in their homes and communities;
• Increase community support through strong partnerships with neighborhood councils, social service agencies and nonprofits, and local corporate partners;
• Raise volunteers' awareness of the issues surrounding affordable housing; and
• Increase our impact, diversify our funding base and expand our pool of volunteers.

Main Programs

  1. Accessibility Services
  2. Livability Services
  3. Community Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities serves the following counties in the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota:  Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.

ruling year

1998

Executive Director since 2005

Self-reported

Ms. Kathryn Greiner

Keywords

Self-reported

housing, poverty, home ownership, rebuild, community, home, volunteers, accessibility, aging in place, home repair

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EIN

41-1893180

 Number

3705347293

Physical Address

1050 SE 33rd Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In the 19 years since its founding, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has renovated and revitalized 776 homes and 42 nonprofit centers with the help of nearly 9,000 volunteers, bringing hope and renewed pride to neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Accessibility Services

Our Accessibility Services address the needs of low-income homeowners who are seniors and individuals living with a disability:

• The Safe at Home Program provides volunteer-delivered safety, fall prevention and entrance access modifications for older adults or those living with a disability so that they can continue to live in safety and independence in their own homes.
• The Access for Always Program provides larger, contractor-delivered environmental home modifications such as doorway widening and kitchen or bathroom renovations to enable aging-in-place and single-level living.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Livability Services

Our Livability Services support low-income homeowners particularly seniors, families with children, individuals living with a disability, and current and retired members of the military services.

• The Home Repair Program creates healthier, more livable homes by providing volunteer-delivered repairs including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, landscaping, and almost anything that restores the homeowners’ independence, safety and security.
• The Critical Repair Program provides timely contractor-delivered repair or replacement of essential systems such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, outer envelope and roofs that are critical to healthy, livable homes.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Military/Veterans

Budget

Program 3

Community Services

Our Community Services support Nonprofit community facilities or other community spaces:

• The Nonprofit Facility/Community Beautification fosters vibrant communities by providing safe and welcoming spaces for communities to gather. Projects include renovation and beautification work for community centers, schools, supportive housing facilities and outdoor community spaces.
• The ReNeighboring Program transforms donated vacant homes into safe, healthy and affordable housing for qualified homeowners who earn less than 120% of the area median income. Proceeds from the sale of these professionally-rehabilitated homes are invested back into Rebuilding Together programs.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goals each year are to:
    • Provide high-quality and cost-effective repairs and accessibility modifications, keeping existing homeowners in their homes and communities;
    • Increase community support through strong partnerships with neighborhood councils, social service agencies and nonprofits, and local corporate partners;
    • Raise volunteers' awareness of the issues surrounding affordable housing; and
    • Increase our impact, diversify our funding base and expand our pool of volunteers.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We work year round to preserve affordable homeownership, build healthy neighborhoods and ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes. Our programs serve low-income homeowners and address three primary needs: Accessibility, Livability and Community.

    Accessibility Services include volunteer-delivered safety, fall prevention and entrance access modifications for older adults and individuals living with a disability so they can continue to live in safety and independence in their own homes; as well as larger, contractor-delivered environmental home modifications such as doorway widening and kitchen or bathroom renovations to enable aging-in-place and single-level living.

    Livability Services creates healthier, more livable homes by providing volunteer-delivered repairs including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, and more as well as timely contractor-delivered repair or replacement of essential systems such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and roofs that are critical to healthy, livable homes.

    Community Services include renovation and beautification work for community centers, schools, supportive housing facilities and outdoor community spaces as well as projects that transform donated vacant homes into safe, healthy and affordable housing for eligible homeowners.

    We work closely with many neighborhood and community organizations to help us identify applicants, including the East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Meals on Wheels, Living at Home/Block Nurse Programs, Catholic Charities, local hospitals and nursing homes, community centers, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Handyworks, Hearts and Hammers, Habitat for Humanity, Sustainable Resources Center, ClearCorps, Project for Pride in Living, and Lutheran Social Services. Since many of these partners provide services that augment our home repair and accessibility modification services, we can ensure that individual homeowners have the other resources they need to remain independent through these strategic partnerships. By working together, we are able to provide more comprehensive services for our clients.

    We also partner with corporate, faith-based, and neighborhood organizations for volunteer groups, and we have established relationships with skilled trades partners, including the Builder's Association of the Twin Cities and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Minnesota, to provide skilled labor when needed. These partnerships enable us to stretch every dollar further by leveraging donated skilled labor.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have 16 members on our Board, five full-time staff, one part-time staff and three full-time AmeriCorps members. Our true strength as an organization lies in the hard work of the many volunteers that partner with us each year. In 2015, we worked with 534 volunteers who dedicated more than 4,300 hours of their time.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Rebuilding Together Twin Cities documents:
    • New collaborations with neighborhoods, nonprofit partners and funding sources;
    • Volunteers and how they contributed;
    • Partnerships with skilled contractors and amount of money saved through these partnerships;
    • Sponsorships of rebuild projects; and
    • Number of completed projects.

    We also survey participants (volunteers and homeowners) for satisfaction and useful feedback.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In the 19 years since its founding, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has renovated and revitalized 776 homes and 42 nonprofit centers with the help of nearly 9,000 volunteers, bringing hope and renewed pride to neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities serves the following counties in the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota:  Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.

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Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Dec 31

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Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Kathryn Greiner

BIO

Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota and has spent more than 20 years working for nonprofits.

Starting as a Rebuilding Together volunteer in 2000, she worked her way up the ranks from a house captain to chair of the board of directors prior to becoming Executive Director in 2005. Kathy possesses first-hand knowledge of residential construction and repair, and has extensive experience with coordinating the services of skilled trade professionals, contractors and volunteers. She currently serves on several committees within the Rebuilding Together affiliate network and serves as an elected, regional representative to the Rebuilding Together National Affiliate Council. In 2011, Kathy was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together, Inc.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Mellblom

Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle

Term: July 2014 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?