Housing, Shelter

REBUILDING TOGETHER PENINSULA

  • Redwood City, CA
  • http://www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org

Mission Statement

Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP), builds volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors - seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and families - so they can live independently in warmth and safety.

Rebuilding Together Peninsula is a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the Peninsula.

For the past 25 years Rebuilding Together Peninsula has been working tirelessly to ensure thousands of low-income neighbors across the Peninsula are living independently in warmth and safety through its three core programs: National Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home and Team Build. From Daly City to Sunnyvale, approximately 1,700 homeowners and 400 community centers have witnessed the place they call home transform before their very eyes with the help of 60,000 volunteers.

Main Programs

  1. National Rebuilding Day (NRD)
  2. Safe at Home
  3. Team Build
  4. Healthy Housing Challenge Initiative
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve low-income homeowners and community facilities in San Mateo County and Northern Santa Clara County (Daly City to Sunnyvale).

ruling year

1994

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Seana O'Shaughnessy

Associate Director

Self-reported

Ms. Carilee Pang Chen

Keywords

Self-reported

housing; repairs; affordable housing; volunteers; community revitalization; health and safety

Notes from the Nonprofit

Rebuilding Together Peninsula's highest priority is to improve the quality of low-income communities. Programs such as National Rebuilding Day and Safe at Home allow residents to remain in the communities in which they grew up, preserve ownership of their homes, avoid residence in institutions without family, and live affordably. With a new standard in place, Rebuilding Together Peninsula will meet the challenge to change more lives, offer the highest level of support, and provide the deepest level of investment to build for a better tomorrow.

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Also Known As

RTP

EIN

94-3106209

 Number

7081786771

Physical Address

841 Kaynyne Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

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?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

National Rebuilding Day (NRD)

Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day (NRD) unites the largest nationwide group of volunteers from all walks of life to rehabilitate homes and community facilities and revitalize their local communities. Through NRD, our affiliate serves about 40-50 low-income homeowners and 20-30 community facilities each year with the support of more than 2000 volunteers. Every project that we undertake is unique. Each work site comes with a different history, unique needs, its own scope of work, and a dedicated volunteer team. Once deployed, our volunteers do everything from yard cleanup, landscaping, carpentry repairs, grab bar installation, and painting to skilled plumbing, electrical, and flooring repair. We have even repaired or replaced roofs on homes. For many of our community facilities, our volunteers focus on improving functionality and providing low-maintenance improvements to help those facilities better serve their low-income clients. As we work to revitalize our local Peninsula neighborhoods, we also work hard to provide a positive volunteer experience for our sponsors, volunteers, and community partners. We also leverage in-kind donations and bulk-rate discounts to maximize our impact for each projects. RTP staff support this entire process with planning, coordination, and individualized attention and support for clients, volunteers, and support. The result is a lasting impression and life-changing experience for our volunteers, the families and individuals we help.

Category

Housing, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$700,000.00

Program 2

Safe at Home

The Safe at Home Minor Home Repair Program helps seniors, families, and people with disabilities live more independently by addressing minor repair needs before they become serious safety or deferred maintenance issues. We welcome volunteers year-round with handy skills who want to serve the community. We tackle repairs such as debris removal, fence repair, basic home maintenance, exterior painting, light yard work, minor plumbing, minor electrical, heating repair, roof repair, window repair/replacement, door repair/replacement, energy efficiency measures, and some accessibility modifications.

Category

Home Repair Programs

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$500,000.00

Program 3

Team Build

Team Build provides year-round opportunities for volunteers to participate in sponsored team-building experiences for rehabilitation projects. Team Build Days are perfect for companies that cannot provide volunteers in April. They are also great opportunities for summer associates and interns. Team Build events are scheduled to meet the needs of the sponsoring group. The day lasts at least six hours and can be held on a weekday or weekend from June through October. Team Build renovation projects are similar to those that take place on National Rebuilding Day. Every project is unique with its own history, need, scope of work, and volunteer team. We provide teams for everything from yard cleanup and painting to skilled repairs of plumbing, windows, electrical systems, and flooring.

Category

Home Repair Programs

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Healthy Housing Challenge Initiative

Rebuilding Together Peninsula’s vision is to strengthen the quality and expand the breadth of services provided. To ensure Rebuilding Together Peninsula is well-positioned for growing its programs, the organization has accepted the Healthy Housing Challenge set forth by the National Center for Healthy Housing. The Healthy Housing Challenge is guided by seven principles: a healthy home should be dry, clean, pest-free, contaminant-free, safe, ventilated, and well-maintained. These principles, endorsed by the Surgeon General, are put into action by the Healthy Housing Challenge, making health and safety repairs more accessible, actionable, and affordable. The Healthy Housing Challenge helps Rebuilding Together Peninsula staff and volunteers identify major hazards and improve the quality of work done in the 200-plus projects the organization completes each year.

Category

Home Repair Programs

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve low-income homeowners and community facilities in San Mateo County and Northern Santa Clara County (Daly City to Sunnyvale).

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REBUILDING TOGETHER PENINSULA
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
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Executive Director

Ms. Seana O'Shaughnessy

Associate Director

Ms. Carilee Pang Chen

BIO

Seana has a Masters in Women's History and a rich understanding of social justice issues. Early in her career, Seana spent a year as an AmeriCorps member, which helped to shape her passion and commitment for community service. Seana first came to RTP in 2000, serving as Program Director from 2001-2005. Between her tenure as Program Director and appointment as Executive Director, Seana worked for the City of South San Francisco in Housing and Community Development managing their Block Grant program.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Brian Hetherington

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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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?


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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
Yes
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan