To meet the demands of the COVID-19 Pandemic, RTP successfully petitioned the State to allow emergency activities. Our project managers and subcontractors shifted to prioritizing and coordinating emergency repairs to secure home environments for our most vulnerable population. In addition to stabilizing homes, our team stepped in to provide enhanced case management services to connect our clients with financial, utility, and food assistance that will help them safely shelter in place.
To date, authorized repairs include replacing two roofs with significant leaks that caused plaster to fall within the home; replacing two leaking toilets that caused significant interior damage; replacing a window falling out of its jamb; replacing a leaking, aged hot water tank; and repairing a furnace that stopped working.
Through intensive case management, the team has connected 35 families, representing 61 individuals, to various food access and support programs:
- Over 20 families signed up for senior boxes through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program
- 16 senior clients in Beltzhoover have been referred to hot meals delivered three times a week by the Beltzhoover Civic Association
- Six senior clients connected to the Lawrenceville United Buddy Program
- Partnered with 9 unique partners across the county to source food for direct delivery to our clients
RTP will continue to follow strict protocols for hygiene and safety while we deliver these critical services to our neighbors in need.
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