Our Work

Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of affordable housing and the cultivation of a skilled workforce. Leveraging a robust volunteer and partnership network, RTNYC transforms the lives of striving New Yorkers through comprehensive programming designed to strengthen the relationship between secure housing and stable employment by improving the safety and health of homes, re-skilling underemployed individuals in the construction trades, and revitalizing community spaces to better serve and support local residents.

Critical Home Repairs

Since 1998, Rebuilding Together NYC has provided critical home repairs for low-income New Yorkers. Our projects consist of major repairs for residents who do not have the resources to fix pre-existing conditions, perform routine maintenance, and/or rebuild after disasters. We conduct home assessments and develop scopes of work that prioritize the health and safety of the home and its residents.

Accessibility Modifications

Rebuilding Together NYC provides accessibility upgrades for low-income elderly and/or disabled residents so that they may remain in their homes or return from institutional care. Annually, Rebuilding Together NYC provides accessibility modifications for nearly 50 New Yorkers, including wheelchair ramps and lifts, stair glides, handrails, grab bars, and ADA compliant bathrooms.

Community Center Renovations

Rebuilding Together NYC is committed to building strong, sustainable neighborhoods in which New York City residents can thrive. Community centers and public spaces are extensions of our living spaces, especially in a city as densely populated as NYC, and vital to our physical, mental, and social health. Project examples include interior community center repairs, basketball courts, murals, landscaping, the construction of raised garden beds, and more.  We accomplish this work in close partnership with locally-based organizations and community leaders.

 

Workforce Training Program

Workforce development is central to Rebuilding Together NYC’s mission to preserve affordable housing and build sustainable communities. We recognize that one’s ability to gain permanent employment and earn a living wage is key to the maintenance of safe and healthy homes and neighborhoods. As experts in the construction industry, we provide training and professional development opportunities through our economic development initiatives. Learn More

Light It Up

Rebuilding Together NYC improves community safety by installing solar powered, motion sensor lights on the exterior of homes, community centers, and businesses. The Light It Up program began in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when Coney Island residents requested increased safety measures as they recovered from the storm. Our solar light fixtures help keep dark areas lit at no cost to the environment or the community.

Rebuilding Days

During Neighborhood Revitalization events, RT NYC brings together hundreds of volunteers to provide repairs and accessibility modifications in up to 10 homes, renovate up to 3 community spaces, and install up to 100 solar powered, motion sensor lights in one NYC neighborhood. In the past few years, we have conducted Neighborhood Rebuilding Days in Gerritsen Beach, Coney Island, Red Hook, Canarsie, Brownsville, the Rockaways, Jamaica, and Staten Island.

Deep Dive: Brownsville

In 2017, Rebuilding Together NYC joined with community partners in Brownsville, Brooklyn to launch Deep Dive: Brownsville, a neighborhood initiative that brings housing, community, and workforce training services to Brownsville in a coordinated way.