Building a Healthy Neighborhood

Building a Healthy Neighborhood is a partnership between Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, volunteers, neighbors, community leaders, and local organizations to revitalize neighborhoods with safe, affordable, accessible homes and thriving community spaces. We make a multiyear commitment to a target area and coordinate with partner organizations to improve the health and safety of homes and strengthen community infrastructure through the revitalization of parks, schools, community centers, and nonprofit facilities.

Formal and informal policies and practices throughout the years such as redlining, blockbusting, and discriminatory mortgage practices, have drawn considerable attention to the widening gaps in income and opportunity in the United States and perpetuated inequality. The number of high-poverty neighborhoods in the United States has increased by nearly 46% since 2000.

Rebuilding Together Miami’s experience working in low-income communities shows that the complex problems found in economically distressed areas require trust-building and systematic, coordinated approaches to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable neighbors. Whether it is organizing community cleanups and green space enhancements, addressing safety concerns through the installation of better community lighting, enhancing accessibility at community and senior centers, promoting economic stability through workforce development and small business renovations, or working directly with healthcare organizations to reduce hospital readmissions – Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is developing, implementing and participating in local strategies for collective impact. We are present in West Coconut Grove, Florida City, Homestead.

Am I Eligible for Services?

Eligible homeowners meet the following requirements:

  • Household income must meet Miami-Dade HUD income limits. Click here to see if your income qualifies
  • Property must be an owner occupied, single family home; homeowner cannot own additional properties or receive income from rental properties. Mobile homes, manufactured homes, condos, townhouses, and apartments are not eligible at this time

  • Applicant has owned and resided in home for a minimum of two years

  • Applicant must be current with all local taxes and mortgage payments

  • Applicant must not have a reverse mortgage or liens on the property

  • A background check will be conducted and criminal record will be taken into consideration. Sex offenders and homeowners with violent crimes are not eligible

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade empowers low-income, vulnerable homeowners, small business owners, and community organizations by providing critical home repair and accessibility modifications at no cost to them.

Our work is funded by a variety of corporate sponsors, individual donors, organizations, and government entities. Thanks to their generosity, all home repairs and modifications are offered free of charge for qualified homeowners.

Please fill out the application in full and email it back to or mail it back to our office using the address listed in the application. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into our program. Please call if you have any questions.

Rebuilding Homes and Lives

Help us achieve our vision of safe homes and communities for everyone.