Happy Affordable Housing Month!
Did you know that May is Affordable Housing Month? Every May thanks to the efforts of our non-profit partner, SV @ Home, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley joins dozens of fellow housing organizations to host webinars, demonstrations, groundbreakings and more all focused on the preservation, production, and protection of housing across the Bay Area. This year’s theme and challenge was to reimagine home.
Our work preserves affordable housing by transforming homes and lives through critical repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners and community centers, at no cost to the service recipient. The majority of the low-income homeowners we serve are elderly seniors and/or people with disabilities, who are physically and financially unable to maintain safe and warm living conditions for themselves and their families. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to preserve generational wealth for years to come as well as revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods in our community.
We are able to provide all of our services, at no cost to the recipient, by utilizing volunteer labor and donated and reduced cost supplies and materials. Most of the work is completed by community volunteers who generously donate their time and talents to help out. These volunteers come from businesses, faith communities, construction teams, and service groups. Since 1991, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley has brought joy to hundreds of homeowners.
To celebrate Affordable Housing Month with Silicon Valley at Home and others interested in affordable housing, we hosted an event to educate attendees on our life-changing work in preserving affordable housing. This event was split into 2 parts: an informational session that detailed mobile homes as the last form of affordable homeownership in the Silicon Valley as well as our work on preserving them, followed by a live demonstration from our volunteers and one of our construction techs as they worked on building steps for a mobile home. If you were not able to attend, click here to watch a video of the event.
Thanks to you, it was a success! Thank you for celebrating Affordable Housing Month with us at our sold-out event. May is almost over which means Affordable Housing Month is coming to an end, but we’re still focused on preserving affordable housing and continuing our life-changing mission year-round.
At Rebuilding Together – Silicon Valley, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home, so we help provide critical home repairs to over 600 clients per year, including those who are aging in place. We rely on generous donations—like those on Giving Tuesday—to continue our essential work and the positive impact we have in these communities.
Our Work Takes Grit!
and create change firsthand!