Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County (RTAAC), serves the entire county by renovating homes for those who plan on remaining in the community. The vast majority of clients live below the poverty line; our services reach all populations, including elderly, single parent families, disabled and veterans. Our program has been providing this help since its inception as Christmas in April in 1991, and over that time have renovated over 950 homes and put back nearly $23 Million of home repair value into the community. We believe there is no better “permanent supportive housing” than helping someone remain in their own home, surrounded by the support network of their own neighborhood, friends, and family.
As an example of our work, Mark, an area Veteran homeowner, applied for help with Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County (RTAAC). He had a stroke and was left mostly blind and paralyzed on one side. He needed a stair lift mobile chair and other home modifications in order to be able to remain in his own home. As a disabled American veteran living on less than $26,000 annually, he did not have the necessary means to fund these home renovations. His project was selected and on a sunny morning over 30 volunteers, including skilled tradesmen, installed a stair lift, a new electric door opener, painted the interior, and completed the home modifications needed. This American veteran and long standing member of his community remained in his own home safe, warm, dry and independent.
- 33 projects were completed in Anne Arundel County in 2021, putting over $1 million of market value repairs back into the county.
- 145 community volunteers were recruited to donate time and skill in 2021
- Since opening its office in 1991, Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County has completed more than 1,000 projects, with a market value totaling over $28 million.
- The average household income of homeowners served by Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County is less than $28,000.
- On average, a homeowner we serve has lived in their home for 22 years.