Rebuilding Together Dayton, Inc.

Creating safe and healthy homes for Dayton's low-income seniors

Dayton, OH   |  www.rtdayton.org

Mission

Building community partnerships and providing home rehabilitation for low-income Dayton area homeowners, particularly the elderly, so they may live in warmth, safety and independence.

Ruling year info

1996

President/CEO

Ms. Amy Radachi

Main address

30 S. Main Street Suite B

Dayton, OH 45402 USA

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EIN

31-1457626

NTEE code info

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We utilize the eight principles of healthy housing to ensure homes are: dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, ventilated, thermally controlled and maintained. We engage 1,000 volunteers annually to participate in our Community Revitalization projects, which are coordinated efforts to build and sustain safe and healthy communities. In addition to the volunteer focused Seasonal Revitalization Programs, our NeighborCare Program employs local contractors to complete skilled work. We specifically address falls prevention, critical maintenance, and issues related to chronic conditions such as asthma.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Rebuilding Day

National Rebuilding Day takes place on the last Saturday in April. A Dayton neighborhood is targeted for community revitalization programs and home repairs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Skilled tradesmen perform repairs and modifications for homeowners age 60 and older throughout Montgomery County.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Seasonal [email protected] - Each season has a specific initiative that drives the focus. In the spring, we concentrate our efforts on healthy homes and energy efficiency; the summer initiative is exterior maintenance; in autumn our initiative is keeping our homeowners warm through our annual partnership with local HVAC contractors; for winter our attention is on fire safety and falls prevention, as well as wrapping up furnace tune-ups from Heat the Town. These seasonal based initiatives encompass the following programs:
a. National Rebuilding Day – On the last Saturday in April, 700 volunteers are mobilized to perform repairs and modifications for up to 30 low-income elderly homeowners in the City of Dayton. This has been RTD’s signature event for the past 20 years.
b. Heat the Town – A partnership with local HVAC technicians who perform furnace checks and tune-ups to ensure homeowners’ furnaces are clean and safe, thus allowing homeowners to remain warm in the winter months. Donated, new furnaces are also installed where needed and when funding allows.
c. NeighborCare – Our year round, county-wide modification and minor/moderate home repair program serves low-income homeowners by providing wheelchair ramps, grab bars, handicap accessible bathrooms and minor to moderate repairs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Daytonian of the Year - Amy Radachi 2018

City of Dayton

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Seasonal [email protected]

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, 920 repairs were performed on 150 homes for 226 residents. The average age of our homeowner is 76, their average time in their home is 30 years, and they live on an average of $20,259/year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We concentrate on our four focus areas: Safe and Healthy Housing, Youth and Corporate Engagement, Community Revitalization and Veterans Housing. These areas combined with the seven principles of healthy housing direct us with how to provide the most critical and cost-effective repairs and modifications to impact our homeowners. Simple, inexpensive modifications around the home – such as installing handrails, grab bars and improved lighting – have been shown to prevent falls and other accidents. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older Americans – and most falls happen at home.

Most homes are not built to facilitate aging in place. Families with fewer financial resources are more likely to experience unsafe, unhealthy housing conditions and are least able to remedy them. RTD constantly receives referrals from area hospitals and home health providers for seniors who have recently fallen and cannot be released from the hospital or a rehabilitation facility without a home modification, such as a ramp or step-in shower. Our limited funding prevents us from fully meeting these needs. Aging in place in your own home is typically more cost-effective compared to assisted living or nursing home facilities. Recent studies on Medicaid expenditures found that providing care and supportive services in the home – instead of nursing homes – resulted in savings of $22,588 - $49,078 annually per individual. Home and community-based supportive services for older adults are not only more cost-effective, but promote good quality of life.

A program developed at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing called CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders) teams a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handyman to help older people live more comfortably and safely in their homes. Models like this one are successful because they use the strengths of the older adults themselves to improve safety and independence. However, we still see disconnects between the overwhelming need of our neighbors and an underwhelming response from our local medical providers. Without an intensive focus to the preventative measures of creating safe and healthy housing for the growing population of seniors to age in place, the costs - human and dollar – will continue to rise rapidly.

Our elderly neighbors need help year round, and we address them through skilled and volunteer efforts. In the spring, we concentrate our efforts on healthy homes and energy efficiency with our National Rebuilding Day event (the last Saturday in April); In the summer, we address exterior maintenance with our youth and corporate [Re]Build events; In autumn, we keep our homeowners warm through the annual Heat the Town event; And throughout the winter, our attention is directed towards fire safety and fall prevention with Fix-It-Kits.

According to the CDC, a person's zip code is more predictive of overall health status than his or her genetic code. The physical and social environments of neighborhoods directly impact our health, including disabilities, chronic health conditions, mental health, and injuries. Premier Health performed a Community Health Needs Assessment and identified addressing chronic disease as one of their top priorities. RTD partnered with Sinclair Community College's Occupational Therapy students to complete 25-point home assessments for 100 senior homeowners. Outside of fall prevention interventions, the most needed repairs indicated were proper exhaust systems in the kitchen/bathrooms. Asthma currently affects an estimated 24 million Americans, and the CDC estimates the yearly cost of asthma in the United States to be around $56 billion. Additionally, one in three older adults fall each year, resulting in an estimated 2.5 million ER visits, 700,000 hospitalizations, and approximately $34 billion in health care costs. Many hospital visits – and re-admissions – can be prevented with attention to the health and safety of the home.

The American Public Health Association and NCHH jointly developed the National Healthy Housing Standard to inform housing policy that reflects the connections between housing conditions and health. An NCHH research review in 2009 found that larger field evaluations are needed to identify the interventions likely to be consistently successful in reducing falls and fall injuries for those with and without a history of falling. The NCHH review found three methods appear promising: 1) home assessment followed by recommendations for modifications, 2) multi-faceted interventions that encompass home modification and other strategies such as exercise, medication review, nutritional supplements or mobility aids, and 3) community-based, coordinated, multi-strategy initiatives that include home hazard reduction.

RTD is already in the field doing home assessments with recommendations for modifications, and community-based efforts to decrease home hazards. We are looking to partner with medical providers in order to fully integrate their expertise with our ability to implement these repairs and modifications.

For over 25 years, our organization has been dedicated to serving the Dayton community with housing repairs and modifications that allow low-income elderly homeowners to age in place safely and independently. Our staff and board of directors are committed to making our community better by identifying the most at-risk communities and targeting our efforts where we can make the most impact.

For 2014-17, we targeted the Westwood neighborhood. In 2018, we focused in the Carillon neighborhood. For 2019, worked in the Edgemont neighborhood, which is part of the HUD Choice area, which includes Edgemont, Madden Hills, Pineview, Lakeview, and Miami Chapel neighborhoods. In 2020 and 2021, we partnered with the Pineview and Lakeview neighborhoods.

The Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program is designed to catalyze critical improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant property, housing, services and schools.

In addition to volunteering on National Rebuilding Day, there are a lot of other ways to get involved. Your school, church, or company can organize a supply drive for our Fix-It-Kit program. We need a variety of household supplies, including fire extinguishers, furnace filters, and cleaning supplies. We also coordinate [Re]Build Days for volunteer groups and corporate sponsors to engage with their community while serving their neighbors in need.

Financials

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Rebuilding Together Dayton, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jackie D'Aurora

Graceworks Lutheran Services

Term: 2017 - 2018

Jackie D'Aurora

Don Hayashi

Donna Goss

Vanessa Glotfelter

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/12/2020

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Data
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