Rebuilding Together San Francisco keeps low-income families in their homes, preserves and protects affordable housing, and helps break the cycle of poverty.
"Rebuilding Together San Francisco addresses housing stability and fights displacement of communities of color in San Francisco. Our work protects affordable housing, preserves the character of neighborhoods, and restores access to economic equity for low-income families." – Mahogany Charlton Roland, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together San Francisco
The mission of Rebuilding Together San Francisco (RTSF) is to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. RTSF keeps its San Francisco clients, 85% of whom are people of color, in homes that have been in their families for multiple generations. Beyond the financial benefit home ownership provides, these homes represent stability, accessibility and equity in peoples’ lives.
Episcopal Impact Fund selected RTSF as a community grant recipient because of the real world, high impact success stories they are delivering in San Francisco:
RTSF is installing a chair lift in a home in the Bayview, so its homeowner, an 87-year-old Korean War veteran, will no longer need to be carried up and down the stairs by his devoted caregiver—his grandson.
A single mother of four in Visitation Valley, provides 24-hour care for her children, one of whom is living with disabilities. RTSF provided critical repairs to make the home a safe place for the family to live and the children to learn. The ability to maintain ownership of the home and to have it made livable for the family greatly enhance the family’s quality of life.
A home is where family members grow and age gracefully; laugh and cry; and celebrate holidays and special occasions. It is the family center. With access to affordable homes difficult for low-income families, RTSF strives to keep families in their existing homes for future generations. Episcopal Impact Fund’s grant will help defray the costs of this program.