Contact: Lynnea Katz-Petted
Milwaukee, Wis. – Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee (RTGM) today announced $125,000 in home repairs is available to qualified disabled, elderly and veteran Wauwatosa residents.
“It is our mission to provide free, professional quality home repairs to low-income homeowners,” explains Lynnea Katz-Petted, CEO of Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee. “We are excited to extend this mission into Wauwatosa and provide services that make for safer and stronger homes.”
Known as a community where neighbors help neighbors, RTGM is looking to support Wauwatosa’s vibrant community by investing in its seniors. Potential services include accessibility improvements, electrical repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, general carpentry, plumbing repairs, and security updates. Emergency repairs are also available and will be addressed within 24 – 48 hours of the initial call.
“We hope to increase our presence in Wauwatosa and encourage people to recommend our services to friends and neighbors in need,” says Erin Goff, program manager of RTGM. “The program runs through the end of the year, or until funds run out. We encourage homeowners to apply early and take advantage of this opportunity.”
To qualify, homeowners must have owned and occupied a single family or joint owned duplex home for at least five years. Applicants must also be current on their property taxes or property tax installment payment plan. Finally, homeowners must be at least 60 years of age and low-income, or a veteran or person living with a disability and low-income. However, low-income families with children will be considered.
Applications are available at rtmilwaukee.org, or can be requested by mail by calling the Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee office at (414) 312-7531.
About Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee
Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and revitalize homes and communities, assuring that very low-income elderly homeowners, veterans and homeowners with disabilities live in warmth, safety and independence. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the county. Since 2000, RTGM has completed home updates for more than 800 homes with the help of over 6,500 volunteers and invested over $8 million into Milwaukee area housing. For more information, or to get involved please contact: Lynnea Katz-Petted at (414) 704-1581 or visit www.rtmilwaukee.org.