Rebuilding Together Tulsa provides repairs in four programs detailed below. Each repair made focuses on providing a safe, secure, and weatherproof home for the homeowner.
One of Rebuilding Together Tulsa’s largest programs is the Energy Efficiency Program. Each home worked on receives energy efficiency repairs made possible by funding provided by AEP/PSO. These repairs could include attic insulation, weatherizing doors and windows, sealing large gaps and cracks, installing CFL bulbs, etc. On average, $300 is saved by homeowners on their energy bill, which is 2% of our client's average income.
Rebuilding Together Tulsa's Safe at Home program focuses on providing a safe living environment for the homeowner.
These repairs can include:
One of the biggest needs for homeowners is roof replacement or repair. Many of the other repairs that are offered can not be made until the roof is repaired or replaced. If other repairs are made to the home when the roof is leaking, these repairs are futile. For example, insulation cannot be blown in for fear that it would get wet, sheetrock cannot be replaced and electrical repairs cannot happen.
Faulty roofs can cause many issues for the low-income clients we serve. Leaky roofs use a lot of energy causing high energy bills for homeowners on limited incomes. This can cause stress and worry for the homeowner. When inclement weather arrives, the moisture from the rain, ice or snow can cause additional damage to the home, which results in higher roof replacement costs and requires increased resources to make additional repairs. Many of the roof leaks are so severe, that homeowners are placing buckets under the leak to catch the rain or melting snow and ice.
Volunteer teams make repairs including:
Repairs may be made throughout the year or on Annual Rebuild Day, which takes place in April.