All repairs completed are free for homeowners who are selected for our program. Most of our work happens in April on our National Rebuild Day (this year was Saturday, April 27th). Outside of the workday we do an additional 8-12 projects. Rebuilding Together Portland is an all volunteer based, home repair organization that brings volunteers, materials, financial resources and logistical expertise together in an effort to serve low income homeowners that are elderly, disabled, families with children and veterans throughout the City of Portland, allowing them to live in a safe, secure and independent environment.
- Applicant must own and live in the property where repair work would be done.
- Applicant is both financially and physically unable to complete the repairs.
- Applicant must be able to verify income.
- The property is located in the city of Portland.
Ineligible homes include:
- Rental properties
- Household income above 80% Median Family Income.
- Houses that are subject to any pending foreclosure actions or actions to enforce liens.
Homeowners are selected through an application process which includes submitting an application, qualifying for our program based on income thresholds and also a home inspection. Our Homeowner Interview Teams meet with the homeowner to explain our program and to review the requested repairs. The Team then fills out a report and submits it to the House Selection Committee, consisting of Rebuilding Together Portland Board Members. The House Selection Committee determines which projects are tentatively selected to be worked on during our National Rebuild Day. All applicants will be notified by mail at least one month prior to the workday.
Due to weather, volunteer availability and unforeseen problems that may arise, work that is planned to be done is tentative. These factors may affect the actual work that is able to be completed. The House Captain (or project leader) will decide what work can and cannot be done on the day of work.