Rebuilding Together Houston: A Lifeline for Residents Facing Summer Heat

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 5/28/2024, 10:28 a.m.
As summer approaches with the potential for record-breaking heat, Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH) is stepping up to support the community. …

As summer approaches with the potential for record-breaking heat, Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH) is stepping up to support the community. This dedicated nonprofit organization is providing crucial assistance to low-income homeowners in underserved neighborhoods by offering window AC/heater units and fans to help combat the oppressive summer temperatures.

 Helping Families Stay Cool

Rebuilding Together Houston is focused on aiding the most vulnerable residents living in aging homes with inefficient temperature control and poor air quality. These conditions pose significant health and safety risks, especially during extreme heatwaves. By providing these essential cooling units, RTH aims to improve the living conditions and well-being of these families.

Targeted Service Areas

The organization is prioritizing assistance in several key areas:

- **East End Area:** 77003, 77011, 77012, 77023

- **Third Ward Area:** 77004

- **Near Northside Area:** 77009, 77022

- **Fifth Ward Area:** 77020, 77026

- **Sunnyside Area:** 77033

Homeowners in these neighborhoods are encouraged to reach out to RTH to determine their eligibility for the program.

How to Apply

Low-income homeowners can qualify for this life-saving assistance by visiting [Rebuilding Together Houston's website]( or by calling 713-659-2511. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and approved recipients will receive installation of window AC/heater units and delivery of two box fans.

Expanding Services for Greater Impact

“We’re glad to have this opportunity to expand our service areas and help more people prepare for the summer heat threat. As our region experiences more incidents of extreme weather each year, Rebuilding Together is focusing on making homes safer and more resilient against these extremes,” explained Christine Holland, CEO of Rebuilding Together Houston.

Holland emphasizes the importance of this initiative as part of the broader mission to enhance the safety and resilience of homes throughout Houston. By addressing the immediate needs brought on by extreme weather, RTH is helping to build stronger, healthier communities.

Get Involved and Stay Informed

To learn more about this critical program and how you can support Rebuilding Together Houston's efforts, please visit [their website]( Whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading the word, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of Houston's most vulnerable residents.

Rebuilding Together Houston's proactive approach to tackling the challenges posed by extreme weather is not just about immediate relief; it’s about creating sustainable solutions for long-term community health and safety. As temperatures rise, so does the need for collective action to support our neighbors in need. Join Rebuilding Together Houston in making this summer safer and more comfortable for everyone.

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