Rebuild Upstate repaired its 100th home of the year a month earlier than it reached the milestone last year.
“With such a huge need in the community, we continue to press forward to repair more homes each year,” Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s president/CEO and founder, said in a news release. “This accomplishment is a result of the community’s support, the passion of our volunteers, and the planning and execution of our amazing staff.”
Rebuild Upstate has set a goal of repairing 200 homes in 2018 — a 25% increase from last year. Currently the organization has more than 1,100 homes on its waiting list, according to the news release. Repairs needed at those homes range from roofing to flooring, plumbing to electrical, HVAC to steps and decks.
Rebuild Upstate invites anyone interested in learning more about affordable housing preservation to attend Wake Up with Rebuild 2018. The event is set to take place Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Warehouse Theatre. The free session promotes the mission of Rebuild Upstate and will detail how preserving owner-occupied homes is a component of solving affordable housing challenges.
“Wake Up is a great way for people to learn a little more about what exactly Rebuild Upstate does within the community,” said Melanie Pozuc, Rebuild Upstate’s development specialist, in a news release. “It is also a great networking event and to find out how you, your company, or your church can get more involved.”