Durham Healthy Homes

Durham Healthy Homes

Nine homeowners in need of urgent home repairs received much-needed assistance through a true public-private partnership this year. The City of Durham and Durham County collaborated with the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association to prioritize stormwater intervention and...
Exterior Work for Geraldine

Exterior Work for Geraldine

Geraldine is an 86-year-old retired music instructor with a hearing disability who relies heavily on lip reading. Face masks and social distancing have left her feeling especially isolated throughout the pandemic. Geraldine jokes that she knows how to use masking tape...
Repairs for Maxine

Repairs for Maxine

Maxine is a 63-year-old Durham homeowner who’s on disability. For decades, she worked in various jobs, eventually ending up as a bus driver for the NCDOT while going back to school in her spare time. She also served as the primary caretaker for her mother who had...
Helping a 103-Year-Old Hero

Helping a 103-Year-Old Hero

Born in 1918, Mr. Foushee is a World War II Navy veteran who has lived through pandemics, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and the loss of his beloved wife of 71 years. He has lived in his Chapel Hill home since it was built nearly 75 years ago in...
No Longer Afraid

No Longer Afraid

At 80 years old, Gwendolyn has lived in her southeast Raleigh home for more than half her lifetime. Despite heart and respiratory conditions, Gwendolyn stays busy caring for her six-year-old grandson in her home on weekends. But she has long worried about his safety...
A Creative Solution

A Creative Solution

Nick served in the Navy from 1966-1970 as a radio operator on the USS Moale. According to his wife, Rosemary, Nick was grateful to serve his country and still enjoys operating a Ham Radio today. But his ability to pursue that hobby and other interests had become...
A Shelter for Chris

A Shelter for Chris

Chris has a disability requiring use of a wheelchair. His wife Diane is visually impaired and relies on him for transportation. Flooring in the couple’s home was unable to withstand wheelchair use, despite being twice replaced over the past few years. We installed...
Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

How do communities recover from disaster during a disaster? It takes perseverance. And trusted partnerships. Our Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in Burgaw, NC have been slowed by the pandemic, but Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT), along with our partners...
After the flood

After the flood

Barbara’s home was flooded in 2018. Because the contractor she hired to make repairs did not pull a building permit, she was left with a bigger mess and fewer resources to make things right. Meanwhile, mold was growing throughout her home, making conditions unsafe....
Transforming a Family Home

Transforming a Family Home

Victoria lives in the family home that her parents built nearly 100 years ago. She takes pride in the fact that she lives independently in a home where she and her five siblings were raised with such deeply rooted history. Over decades, her tiny hometown transformed...