What happens when you have elderly parents, grandparents, neighbors, or friends and it becomes apparent that the house they’ve owned for decades is no longer suitable for them? Are the front stairs falling into decay? Is the home not wheelchair accessible? In comes Rebuilding Together Saratoga County.
Established in 2003 by Executive Director Michelle Larkin with the support of her husband; Dan, friends and family from Saratoga County, and the National Rebuilding Together Organization; Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is allowing families to remain in the homes they love. In April 2022, the Community Loan Fund closed a $125,000 revolving loan to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Inc. The loan provides short-term, cash flow assistance to support contractor reimbursement and day-to-day operations for the 501 (c)(3) organization enabling them to repair approximately sixty-three owner occupied low income family homes. These crucial repairs and accessibility modifications are provided at no cost to the homeowner in need and allows the family to remain in their home long term.
“The Community Loan Fund’s support of our organization has allowed us to rehabilitate numerous homes in Saratoga County for households with an older adult in need of housing modifications, persons with disabilities, and our local veterans.” said Michelle Larkin, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. “Community Loan Fund has granted us the opportunity to pay our contractors promptly, maintaining good relationships with these firms and continuing to provide much needed modifications and assistance to these homeowners in Saratoga County.” In addition to their work with local homeowners, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County houses a secondhand furniture and home goods store on the first floor of their headquarters in Ballston Spa with proceeds going back to the organization to allow them to continue transforming and bettering the lives of those they serve.
Moving forward, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is seeking expansion into Warren and Washington County due to the overwhelming response from families and homeowners in need of these crucial services. To learn more about the organization, click the link below.