Rebuilding Together funding home repairs

Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee (RTGM) has made $125,000 in funding available to qualified elderly and veteran residents of Wauwatosa as well as residents with disabilities who are in need of home repairs.

The private nonprofit organization, which works to preserve, repair and revitalize homes and communities for low-income elderly homeowners, veteran homeowners and homeowners with disabilities, will select eligible residents for home repairs through an application and review process.

To be considered for home repair funding, homeowners must have occupied a single family or joint-owned duplex home for a minimum of five years. They must also be up to date on their property taxes or property tax installment payment plan. Residents must be low income and at least 60 years old or a veteran or individual with a disability.

Low-income families with children are eligible for funding as well.

“We hope to increase our presence in Wauwatosa and encourage people to recommend our services to friends and neighbors in needs,” said Erin Goff, program manager of RTGM.

Examples of accepted home repairs include accessibility upgrades, electrical repairs, energy efficiency modifications, plumbing repairs and general carpentry improvements.

Interested residents should visit www.rtmilwaukee.org to access the nonprofit’s application. Residents can also call RTGM at 414-312-7531 to obtain an application via mail.

The funding will be available through the end of the year or until it has been exhausted.

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