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 could not afford to fix them on their own. The
group volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of 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. We opened the national office in
1988 and became Rebuilding Together. Rebuilding Together Jersey City
was started in 1991.
Using money from grants and corporate donations, once a year, we
renovate homeowner owned houses using skilled union laborers and
semi-skilled volunteers. All work completed is free for the homeowner.
Homeowners are welcome to apply to have their homes selected to be improved. We review all applications, and begin the selection process. Members of Rebuilding Together Jersey City will schedule an initial consultation to explain the process fully. After evaluating the home, over a course of two visits, we notify the homeowner if their house has been selected. Rebuilding Together Day is the first Saturday after Easter. If pre-work is needed, it will be scheduled with the homeowner prior to Rebuilding Together Day.
Thank you for your interest in Rebuilding Together Jersey City. We are the local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Our mission is to help low-income homeowners, especially those in households that include the elderly, the disabled, or children, retain their homes and live independently in warmth and safety. Note: These projects are undertaken and completed in April of each year. We are currently accepting applications for April 2020.
To be eligible for our assistance, you must live in Jersey City, own and live in your home, provide proof of ownership, meet our income requirements, and intend to remain in your home for at least two years after receiving free repairs from RTJC.
To learn more or to fill out an application, please call (201) 988-3392 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.