Rebuilding Together NYC will celebrate their 25th anniversary since formation.
Rebuilding Together NYC served 264 homeowners and 464 workforce graduates to-date in all 5 boroughs. With a strategic plan finalized for 2022-2023, Rebuilding Together NYC intends to provide more opportunities for New Yorkers to thrive in New York City.
While all programs temporarily paused for 3 months during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Rebuilding Together NYC quickly resumed providing services, moving Careers in Construction programming to virtual, and completing external Housing Preservations projects.
Valerie Payne took on Rebuilding Together NYC’s leadership as the Executive Director.
New York City Housing Authority began funding support of the Workforce initiative.
Rebuilding Together NYC relocated from Red Hook to Gowanus.
Rebuilding Together NYC initiated the pre-apprenticeship placements as an opportunity for Workforce participants to advance in construction trade.
Workforce program cemented with funding by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. The Federal Home Loan Bank of NY awarded additional funding to our Housing Preservation program.
Workforce Initiative implemented post-Hurricane Sandy.
The organization expanded the Housing Preservation program, shifting from a largely-volunteer based home repairs and accessibility modifications program to offering both accessibility modifications and critical home repairs by skilled contractors. Rebuilding Together NYC also opened their office in Red Hook.
Disaster hit New York City with Hurricane Sandy in October. Rebuilding Together NYC grew from a $200K operating budget and 2-person team to a $2.5M budget, 7-person team to assist with disaster recovery, and rehabbed 95 homes.
Accessibility modifications became a service of the Housing Preservation program.
Rebuilding Together Manhattan was officially changed to Rebuilding Together NYC.
Christmas in April was rebranded as Rebuilding Together Manhattan.
Rebuilding Together NYC was formed as a non-profit organization called Christmas in April Manhattan by Patty Johnson and 15 members. The organization was originally largely run by volunteers.