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.