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.

In support of this mission, we maintain an architectural salvage depot to facilitate the recycling of usable construction materials, making them available at low cost to homeowners, thereby reducing waste and promoting environmental sustainability.

Some Statistics

Nationally, the number of low-income homeowners increases each year. The current 24 million low-income homeowner families is expected to grow to an astonishing 28.5 million by the year 2010. 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.

Locally, a 2003 survey counted 3,266 Caroline County residents living at or below the poverty level. A 2004 count found 249 substandard dwellings in the county, 72% of them owner-occupied. Caroline consistently ranks as one of the poorest of Marylands twenty-three 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 government and private where financial assistance to accomplish the necessary work may be available.

For further information contact:
Patrice Morrison
410.479.2929

River Landing Salvage Depot

The River Landing Salvage Depot, a self-sustaining salvage operation, diverts useable building materials plus other household goods from landfills, makes them available at low cost to the public and helps the Mid-Shore become more environmentally friendly. The service also provides information and resources on home repair to needy Caroline County residents.

For further information, contact:
Patrice Morrison
410.479.2929

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