Deadline to apply for home repairs is approaching

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) is accepting applications for its home repair and accessibility modification programs. These services are provided at no cost to qualified homeowners and focus on ensuring that individuals can live independently in safe, warm, dry, and healthy homes.

The deadline for applications to be considered for the 2022 Rebuilding Day program is September 30, 2021. Income qualified Dutchess County homeowners, especially seniors, persons living with a disability, military veterans, or parents with school-aged children are encouraged to apply.

The Rebuilding Day program takes a whole-house approach, performing large- and small-scale repairs; like replacing a roof or windows, addressing electrical or plumbing issues, fixing a porch, installing a ramp, or other accessibility modifications, and similar projects. By performing these types of repairs, RTDC can help homeowners stay within their homes for as long as they wish.

In addition to the Rebuilding Day program, RTDC also has two other homeowner-based programs. The Handyman program assists those 60-years and older with small repairs to improve safety and accessibility within their home. The Home Safety & Fire Prevention program installs smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, a fire extinguisher, and reflective house numbers. Applications for both programs are accepted year-round.

To request an application or ask questions, call the RTDC office at 845-454-7310. Further details and applications can also be found at www.RTDutchess.org.

If you are not an applicant for RTDC’s programs, you can help your neighbors in need by:

  • Encouraging people to apply: Program qualifications and applications can be found at www.RTDutchess.org or by calling 845-454-7310.
  • Using RTDC as a resource: If you think your workplace, church, or club might enjoy learning about RTDC’s services and how they can help assist members of their community, contact info@RTDutchess.org.
  • Making a donation: Donations may be made online at www.RTDutchess.org or mailed to P.O. Box 3695, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
  • Volunteering: Visit www.RTDutchess.org or email info@RTDutchess.org.

Since RTDC’s founding in 1992, over 14,000 volunteers have been engaged assisting over 1,000 Dutchess County homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-efficiency upgrades valued at over $7 million in market value.