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Of more than one million residents who live in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, more than 94,000 are low-income homeowners with an average annual income of $12,000. Many of these neighbors have worked hard all their lives and have been able to keep their homes in repair. However, illness, aging, inflation, or job loss can force a homeowner to make difficult trade-offs between foregoing repairs or losing their homes.
Recognizing this need, Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) was founded in 1989 to take on the challenge of helping our neighbors receive needed home repairs and enhancements to improve health, safety, and well-being. Under the leadership of the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid Peninsula and a community-based advisory board, RTP’s mission is to build volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors, such as seniors, people with disabilities, and families, so that they can live independently in warmth and safety.
During our first National Rebuilding Day in April, 1990, 500 volunteers renovated 18 homes and community facilities. In 2014, 3000 volunteers renovated 67 homes and community facilities. We are neighbors helping neighbors—people helping people—one community at a time to sustain home values and restore pride.
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