In recognition of National Roof Over Your Head Day, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) is pleased to announce that 65 low-income homeowners will receive new roofs over the next six months, with 20 of these roof replacements occurring in December. The goal of this large-scale roofing project is to repair roofs damaged by 2017’s Hurricane Irma and to prepare homes for the 2019 hurricane season. The work will be completed through a partnership created between RTTB and four local roofing companies, and the funding for this major project comes from the American Red Cross, Volunteer Florida, and the City of Tampa.
On Wednesday, December 12, RTTB is hosting an event for the media to meet the participating roofers, Dynasty Building Solutions, Ryman Construction and Roofing, Rain or Shine Roofing, and Top Dog Roofing, to tour two of the roof replacement projects, and to learn more about the community benefits of this collaboration.
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Where: 7202 N. Navin Ave., Tampa 33604
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
RTTB Executive Director Jose Garcia said, “We are very thankful for our partners and their commitment to creating safe and affordable housing in our community. We want to demonstrate that agreements like this can help us deliver better and more services to homeowners in need.”
Vanessa McCleary, Housing and Community Development Manager for the City of Tampa, said, “The work that RTTB is doing to replace, repair, and reinforce roofs before the next hurricane season is very important to our residents. By leveraging the city’s funding, they are able to help more low-income homeowners and impact more Tampa neighborhoods in need. We appreciate the willingness of the roofing companies to partner with RTTB, allowing more people to be served.”
The participating roofing companies have agreed to a flat rate per square foot for the work and will split the projects equally between them. The American Red Cross and Volunteer Florida provided grant funding to aid residents of Hillsborough County whose homes sustained damage from Hurricane Irma. The City of Tampa also provided hurricane recovery funding. RTTB is combining and leveraging funding sources to help repair as many homes as possible.
About Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay:
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-efficient upgrades for homeowners in need. RTTB primarily works with low-income families, veterans, the elderly, victims of disasters, and persons with disabilities. The organization also rehabilitates donated homes that are then sold to those in need of affordable housing. RTTB relies on the support of corporate sponsors, public grants, individual donors, and the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers and skilled labor each year. Founded in 2000, RTTB has rehabilitated more than 500 homes in the Tampa Bay area, providing a total value of more than $4 million in improvements. For more information, visit www.rttb.org.