Rebuilding Together Austin (RTA) partnered with Austin NARI on August 27 & 28, 2016 to provide home repairs to the Nevarez family. Audelia, the homeowner, is 65 years old and lives with her daughter and granddaughter. Prior to the Austin NARI workday, Easter Seals of Central Texas helped the Nevarez family with other critical health and safety repairs and ran out of funding. The referral was then made to RTA to provide further repairs.

Austin NARI providing the following repairs to the Nevarez family: installed a new vanity, sink and faucet in the bathroom. Drywall repair, tape, texture, float and paint. Installed new shelving in the bathroom to create more space. Installed a new front door. Painted the kitchen and living room. Provided a new refrigerator. Drywall repair in the kitchen. Drywall repair in the living room. Painted the living room. Provided a new walkway out front with pavers and a new back door paver area. Installed new blinds.

About Rebuilding Together Austin

Rebuilding Together Austin (RTA) is a non-profit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners. Our vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.

RTA has improved the lives of Austin area homeowners for 3 years. In the first year of operations, RTA provided 15 homeowners with critical home repairs. In its second year, RTA increased its services by providing 20 homeowners with critical home repairs. We are on target to repair 28 homes in 2016. RTA partners with local business and agencies to provide services to low-income homeowners. RTA also has 2 government contracts to provide home repairs through the use of hired contractors. This allows us to further our mission by providing even more extensive critical health and safety repairs.