About RTGM
Our Mission:
Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee (RTGM) preserves affordable housing and revitalizes vulnerable neighborhoods throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. We improve lives by providing FREE, professional home restoration, vital safety repairs and life-changing accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners who are senior citizens, veterans and/or persons with disabilities. Our impact is extended beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods. Home by home, block by block, entire communities are transformed.
Our Projects:
1. Emergency Repairs: Addresses urgent threats to life, health, safety and housing within 24 - 48 hours.

2. Essential Repairs: Tackles critical safety and security hazards.

3. Housing Plus: Enables powerful partnerships with other organizations and community programs.

4. Occupational Therapy Assessments & Modifications: Performs assessments that result in installation of critical modifications, ensuring homeowners are able to be independent.

5. Rebuilding Day: Makes home repairs for 15 - 18 homes in one day, annually.

6. Veterans: Attends to the specific needs of veterans and their families.

7. Real Estate Owned Homes (REO): Rehabilitates foreclosed and donated homes for revitalization.

8. Workforce Development: Partners RTGM with community organizations to foster job skills, sustainable employment and business development among youth and adults.

9. Special Projects: Sponsors corporate days and donor designated projects.
Our Homeowners:
1. Homeowners must be low-income, current on property taxes and live in Milwaukee or Waukesha County.

2. Seniors must be 60+, but veterans and people of disability applicants can be any age to qualify.

3. Applications are processed all year round.

4. Repairs and accessibility modifications are scheduled within 30 days of an application being approved.
Our Results:
With the right match of sponsors, donors and volunteers, there is no limit to what work can be accomplished - at no cost to the homeowners. Our repairs include:

1. Carpentry
2. Plumbing
3. Electrical
4. Plastering
5. Accessibility Modifications
6. Painting
7. Glazing
8. Weather-Stripping
9. Security Improvements
10. Trash Removal
11. Cleaning
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