Housing, Shelter

Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

Mission

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.

Ruling Year

1998

Executive Director

Ms. Kathryn Greiner

Main Address

1050 SE 33rd Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA

Keywords

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

EIN

41-1893180

 Number

3705347293

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

According to HUD, housing is considered affordable when it costs no more than 30% of a household's income, but many homeowners spend much more. In Minneapolis, more than 37% of homeowners with a mortgage and 19.5% without a mortgage are cost-burdened. People whose housing costs exceed the threshold of affordability are likely to struggle to pay for other basic needs, forcing difficult trade-offs. Nearly 83% of the housing stock in Minneapolis and 85% in Saint Paul was built prior to 1970. Aging housing stock can present serious health and safety risks, particularly if repairs have been deferred. The number of low-income senior homeowners is growing, and it is important for seniors to live in a safe home in order to avoid the expense and heartbreak of moving out of their homes into assisted living facilities. The average annual cost of living in a nursing home in the Twin
Cities exceeds $80,000.

Our programs

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

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Safe at Home

Home Repair

Community Strong

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

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 through our programs:

Safe at Home: We provide home safety and fall prevention modifications and ramps for older adults or those living with a disability so that they can continue to live in safety and independence in their own homes.

Home Repair: We provide volunteer-delivered repairs including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, and landscaping, and 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.

Community Strong: We stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods by providing safe and welcoming spaces for communities to gather, such as community centers, schools, supportive housing facilities and outdoor community spaces.

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 Service. 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.

We have 14 members on our Board, five full-time staff, two part-time staff, and two 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. Last year, we worked with 780 volunteers who dedicated 5,800 hours of their time.

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.

In the 20 years since our founding, we have renovated and revitalized 951 homes, 59 nonprofit centers and community spaces, and four small businesses with the help of more than 10,000 volunteers, bringing hope and renewed pride to neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities.

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Financials

Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes