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2016 Year in Review

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.  2016 was another big year!  With your support, we were able to provide the critical repairs and accessibility modifications needed for 120 low-income homeowners to remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.

In 2016, we made repairs to 120 homes and improved four nonprofit facilities and community spaces.  We partnered with more than 800 volunteers who dedicated more than 4,000 hours of time to help our neighbors in need.  Together, we served 214 residents and clients served by the nonprofit facilities and community spaces.

We helped Tanya, a 55-year-old single mom with two children, including a 24-year-old son (John) who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair with a breathing tube and feeding tube. We renovated John’s bedroom and bathroom, allowing him to bathe safely. We also built a ramp, which will make it possible for the family to remain in their home and keep John home. In her thank you note, Tanya said, “This ramp will help more than you know. John will be able to get out more without a struggle…Between bath time and bed time you have made my life easy again.”                       

Homeowner Demographics

  • The homeowners we served had an average income of $25,041, which is less than 50% of the Area Median Income (considered very low-income).
  • On average, the homeowners we served have lived in their homes for more than 20 years.
  • 57% of the people we helped are individuals living with a disability.
  • 44% of the people we helped are over the age of 65.

Our hard-working volunteers built a ramp for Barbara and Nick in Corinth.  Barbara wrote us a thank you note, “To the men who built such a wonderful ramp at our home, I have been enjoying being out in the ‘sun,’ well, when it’s out! It has allowed me access to the yard and the garage. Henry has Alzheimer’s and it allows me to help do a few things around the yard. Thank you guys again. And, you should get a medal for your helping hands.”