July 2017 Workbench

 July 2017 issue

Homeowner Spotlight :

Tammy a widow moved  to  Dilworth  Minnesota   after the death of her husband and subsequent sale of their small family farm. She found herself in need of  major home repairs a few years after purchasing her small single story home.  Living  with a crippling degenerative disease she came to Rebuilding Together in April of last year in need of  windows , exterior paint, and a roof for her home. She was unable to qualify for  a HUD  loan to make the repairs even though her annual income is just $25,000. Tami works part time and is able to collect social security but finds it difficult to make ends meet. Her  adult daughter and young son also live with her while the daughter  works towards a college degree in a near by school. With a young child in the home and energy bills rising Tammy ‘s house was in desperate need of repairs. Thanks to a  Wells Fargo Housing  Foundation challenge grant and volunteers form our local Wells Fargo Banks we were able to give this  women’s home a much needed facelift. Thank you Wells Fargo !

     

RTFMA News:  

The 2017 build season is in full swing we have 15 projects completed so far this year with another 27 on the books waiting to be done. Our  new “Critical Care Crew “has been working on and completed over  safe and healthy home assessments. 2017 is turning into a very busy year “transforming the lives of area homeowners”!