FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who Do We Serve?
- Senior Citizens (60+)
- Veterans of any age
- Persons with disabilities of any age
How are Homeowners selected?
- own their own homes
- be current of their property taxes
- their household must fall within established income guidelines
- unable to do the repairs themselves
What type of work is done?
Revitalize Milwaukee concerns are with safety, health and independence of each homeowner. As such the repairs performed include but are not limited to:
- minor electrical and pluombing repairs
- accessibility modifications such as grab bars, handrails and non-skid tape.
Repairs are done safely in compliance iwth applicable codes. Roofs, foundations and windows are not within our typical scope of work.
Do Homeowners Pay?
All repairs are FREE for eligible homeowners - labor, materials and services are coordinated through Revitalize Milwaukee. In addition, Revitalize Milwaukee partaneres with other community organizations to provide comphensive services.
When was Revitalize Milwaukee founded?
Founded in 2000, Revitalize Milwaukee completed its first Rebuilding Day on May 19, 2001. Since 2001, Revitalilze Milwaukee has grown to providing year-around comprehensive services, accessibiity modifications and critical home repairs. Revitalize Milwaukee was formerly known as Rebuilding Togehter Greater Milwaukee (RTGM)
How are projects selected?
Revitalize Milwaukee's Program Manager and Construction Manager determine projects based on need and available resources. Application are processed year-around and home visits are typically scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10AM to 2PM.
Who Sponsors Revitalize Milwaukee?
Revitalize Milwaukee is sponsored by local businesses, foundations and in-kind partners. Whether a project is an emergency repair, accessibility modification, Block Build MKE or one of many projects our sponsors are able to experience a full range of involvement the evaluative stage to completion year round.
If they can't afford repairs, why do they stay in their home?
For many homeowners, their home is one of their only assets. While their property value may provide temporary funding for a rental or assisted living facility, they are still forced to leave the home they have lived in for years and loved. The homeowner we serve wish to remain in their home and age in place. Revitalize Milwaukee works to make this goal possible.
Once the repairs are made, what steps are made to ensure a homeowner can maintain their quality of life?
Revitalize Milwaukee works with licensed occupational therapists and community resources to connect homeowners with extended assistance.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Revitalize Milwaukee is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit and contributions qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Revitalize Milwaukee proudly raises all funds locally which are critical in helping local households in our city. To partner with us visit www.FREEHOMEREPAIRS.org.