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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

15 W. Fourth St. Suite 450

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)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

NeighborCare

The NeighborCare program utilizes skilled, contracted labor to provide critical home repairs and accessibility modifications such as wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and step-in showers. We follow the 8 Principles of the National Center for Healthy Housing: keeping homes dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, ventilated, maintained, and thermally controlled.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Seasonal Safe@Home program focuses on seasonal-based repairs, volunteer and homeowner education, and volunteer opportunities. Each season has its own specific initiative. In the spring, we target under-resourced neighborhoods for National Rebuilding Month, a series of community projects and events culminating on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day. In the summer, we focus exterior maintenance, neighborhood clean-ups, and community based projects. In autumn, we coordinate our Heat the Town projects, where we partner with local HVAC companies to provide furnace checks, repairs, and replacements. During the winter months, we continue to address furnace issues while also addressing fire safety and falls prevention. 

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Daytonian of the Year - Amy Radachi 2018

City of Dayton

Community Impact Award 2018

Access 2 Justice

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

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2022, 194 residents in 145 households had 1,073 repairs completed with a total community impact of $1.2M.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

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 27 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. In 2022, we are serving Miami Chapel, Edgemont and Madden Hills.

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 Safety 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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rebuilding Together Dayton, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jackie D'Aurora

Graceworks Lutheran Services

Term: 2021 - 2022

Jackie D'Aurora

Don Hayashi

Frank Petrie

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 3/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.