Rebuilding Together Accepts Spring Home Repair Requests

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill is accepting applications from homeowners for the next National Rebuilding Day, Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Volunteers will complete modifications for income-eligible elderly, veterans and homeowners with disabilities. At no-cost to homeowners, home repairs range from installing grab bars and wheelchair ramps, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, new windows, electrical and plumbing repairs, step and railing repairs, roofs, cleaning and yard work, organizers said. Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill is in its 22nd year of helping low-income homeowners.

"We are proud to continue our mission of 'preserving and revitalizing homes and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence,'” said Joan Parah, program director.

Funding comes from grants, donations, and fundraising. Our local group was started by a small group of concerned people in 1991 and was incorporated in 1993 as the “Christmas In April” program. The name was changed in 2006 to better reflect the work being accomplished.

Applicants must live in Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Merrimac, West Newbury, Boxford, or Plaistow, N.H. and be homeowners still living in their home. Household income must meet Federal low-income guidelines for the area. For more information contact Parah at (978) 469-0800 or [email protected] or visit www.rebuildingtogetherhaverhill.org.