Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago

  • IL



United States

About Us

In the spirit of volunteerism and community partnership, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago improves the homes and neighborhoods of elderly, disabled and low ­income residents so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and comfort.

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago was formed in 1991 to improve the declining housing stock and neighborhoods in Chicago and Cook County. We serve existing homeowners who, due to financial or physical limitations, have been unable to adequately maintain their homes.

After 24 years, we have repaired over 1,500 homes and 200 nonprofit facilities in partnership with communities, corporations, trade unions, and civic groups.

Our work is performed through an all­ volunteer labor force, enabling us to provide home repair and rehabilitation services at no cost to our low ­income clients. In addition to physical improvements, we provide personal contact, increased understanding, and an opportunity to overcome socio­economic stereotypes.  We have found that our efforts often act as a catalyst for additional neighborhood improvements.

We are an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low ­income homes and communities.