Our Story 2019-07-31T17:02:05+00:00

Our History

Frank Mackle and Joseph Myrtetus established the Miami-Dade affiliate of Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, after Hurricane Andrew ravaged the Greater Miami area in 1992.

For over 25 years, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade (RTMD) has provided home repair and modification services for Miami-Dade county’s most vulnerable homeowners. As the only local organization addressing this particular need, we have built the expertise and infrastructure to tackle critical home repairs; securing safe and healthy housing for those most in need.

Since inception, RTMD has rehabbed over 800 homes and donated over 9 million dollars in market value work to the community.

Why We’re Needed

No homeowner should have to forgo basic home maintenance in order to afford food or medications. Unfortunately, many factors such as job loss, disability, or expensive medical bills often force homeowners to make difficult choices about how to prioritize a limited source of income to meet life’s many demands.

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade restores home safety and accessibility for homeowners with limited disposable income to invest in repairs and maintenance. No two homes are the same, therefore no two workscopes are identical. Our project management team takes into account the unique needs of each home and its residents. All repairs and modifications made by Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade are free of charge for service recipients.

Common repairs include plumbing and electrical repairs, grab bars and home safety upgrades, energy efficiency improvements, ADA bathroom modifications, roof repair or replacement, interior and exterior painting, and much more.

The Results

Rebuilding Together Miami Dade:

  • Increases the safety and health of each home
  • Reduces the risk of a slip and fall incident at home
  • Makes homes more energy efficient
  • Keeps long-term residents in their homes
  • Fights gentrification
  • Preserves affordable housing for future generations
  • Revitalizes neighborhoods


Kick off to Rebuild 2007