What is Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley?
Founded in 1991, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley is a Nonprofit Organization that has been providing no-cost safety and critical home repairs to Santa Clara County’s neighbors in need for over 30 years. As a part of a larger, national organization with a network of over 130 independently operating affiliates, we work with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create a movement focused on preserving safe and healthy homes.
How did Rebuilding Together Start?
In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors were unable to fix them on their own. The group volunteered their time and skills to work together and provide the necessary repairs to their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.
News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We opened the national office in 1988 and became Rebuilding Together. Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization.
What is the mission of the organization?
To repair homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives.
Where is Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley located?
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s office and warehouse is in San Jose, Ca, at 1701 South 7th Street #10, San Jose, CA, 95112.
How do I know if I qualify for help from Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley?
Potential clients need to demonstrate a need for home repairs, own a home within our service area, be the primary residence of the applicant(s) and/or qualifying household member(s), have a household income below 80% AMI (see eligibility, and be in good-standing with regards to Mortgage Loans, Property Taxes and Park Manager (for applicants that live in mobile homes) should they apply.
How can I apply for home repair help through Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley?
Our client applications are available online at our website www.rtsv.org for electronic submission as well as for download in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.
How can I get involved or volunteer with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley?
We’re thrilled you’re ready to join the movement of individuals passionate about ensuring safe homes and communities for everyone. To become a [Re]Builder, please visit our website at https://rebuildingtogethersv.org/get-involved/ways-to-support/ to explore partnership & volunteer opportunities as well as other ways to support the organization. Volunteer opportunities include, leading or participating in a rebuilding day (Spring and Fall), Outreach Volunteer, Kit Builds, and more!
How can I donate to Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley? And where will my donation be used?
You can donate to Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley by visiting https://rebuildingtogethersv.org/donate/. Donations go towards our work providing critical home repairs needed for our neighbors to stay safe in their own homes and communities. If you would like more information, please contact our Development Director, Alaina Purcell Schroeder today at .
My organization is interested in partnering with Rebuilding Together. What does that look like?
How does Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley receive their funding?
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley partners with each of our local cities and the County of Santa Clara as recipients of pass-through grants from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. Our life-changing repair work is also funded through additional government programs, foundations, corporate sponsors and generous individuals!
Is Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley associated with any political organizations or groups?
No. Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
What type of repairs does Rebuilding Together do?
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley provides safety and critical home repairs. Some of our more common repairs include but are not limited to bathroom modifications (such as grab bars), roof repairs, installation of wheelchair ramps, repairing HVAC systems, replacing windows and doors, mold remediation, interior and exterior painting, yard maintenance and fire safety prevention (such as smoke alarms installations).
When do projects happen?
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s projects happen all throughout the year. Our in-house technicians and subcontractor’s complete necessary repairs on a year-round basis. We host two Rebuilding Days, or blitz repair days where partners and volunteers can assist in our repair work. These take place every April and October. Additionally, we host Team Builds for partners and volunteers with a desire to fiscally support the organization on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
When is your next event and can I attend?
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley would be delighted to host you on a tour of our office and warehouse or on a project site. Our Development Team will be sending out invitations to all event attendees. Additionally, our annual fundraising event, Paint the Town, will be BACK in person after 3 years virtually and held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase on RTSV’s website (www.rtsv.org) as of June 15, 2023! Underwriting opportunities are currently available! We hope to see you there!