About Our Affiliate

Mission

The mission of our Rebuilding Together affiliate is to provide a free service to low-income Caroline County homeowners who are elderly, disabled or families with children and are facing necessary but unaffordable home repairs.

Some Statistics

Nationally, the number of low-income homeowners increases each year. In the last 25 years per the Census, the poverty rate in Caroline County has increased 44.9%. The number of Caroline County residents below the poverty level is 52.9%. Ranking 5th in Maryland, 35.5% of the people in Caroline County live below 200% of the poverty line. More and more families are placed in the position of choosing between vital necessities such as food or medicine and a roof that does not leak. Often disabled and/or elderly homeowners cannot afford the modifications that allow them to age in place and remain in their own homes. Rebuilding Together works to ensure that as many of those families as possible do not have to make these difficult choices.

33.7% of Female-Headed Households in Caroline County live below the poverty line. Caroline consistently ranks among the poorest of Maryland’s twenty-four counties.

Free Home Repairs

Our free home repair services are available in Caroline County, Maryland, to low-income elderly or disabled individuals or families with children who own and live in homes requiring necessary but unaffordable repairs or improvements.

Affiliate volunteers assist each client in determining that financial need requirements are met and in determining the structural needs of the dwelling.

If, in the screening process, it is determined that the applicants financial situation does not qualify for the free Rebuilding Together service, the applicant will be referred to other agencies where financial assistance to accomplish the necessary work may be available.

For further information contact:
Patrice Morrison
(410) 479-2929

Click here if you would like to learn of ways to be involved with Rebuilding Together/Caroline County.