Our neighbors are the faces of RTP – the folks that welcome us into their homes and enable us to do purposeful work that improves not only the condition of their housing, but the communities where they live, and the safety and vibrancy of their daily lives.
Keeping Neighbors in Their Homes.
To learn about how RTP’s work impacts individuals, families, and communities, creating a deepened sense of connection across Allegheny County, read through our neighbors’ unique stories and experiences below. With each project we complete, we more deeply connect with and understand the needs and aspirations of the neighbors we help in our region, improving and refining our programming in the process. Learn more about what Programs our neighbors have benefitted from.
Kenneth has owned his Homewood home for 25 years now, but the house has been in his family since 1950. His aunt Pearl, who owned it previously, suggested in her later years that Kenneth’s growing family might need a larger place to call home.
Patricia has owned her home in McKees Rocks for 16 years. She was selected to receive services from Rebuilding Together in 2020, but her project has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Carol’s roots have had over 50 years to grow in the town she loves, Millvale, PA. She got married, bought a house, and worked in town. Now, at 75 years of age, she continues to take advantage of living within walking distance of everything she needs.
Meet Marshall & Lorena
At age 72, Marshall and Lorena, “Renie,” have a lovely home and sweet relationship. Marshall served 6 years in the Navy on the USS Enterprise, seeing 18 months of combat in Vietnam.
DeWyne first applied in 2012 with the desire to make a home safe for his 12-year-old daughter. At the time, a relatively new first-time homeowner, his desire was to make an investment that he could one day pass on to his daughter.
Shawn and her husband, Kelley, bought their house in Homewood 18 years ago. She raised her three children here, took care of her husband as his health declined, and maintained the home the best she could.
Meet Melissa's Family
In Elizabeth, PA, 8 families received home repairs through a joint effort of professional contractors and volunteer groups with varying skill levels. Ms. Melissa’s family witnessed two volunteer days with Bechtel which transformed their house into a home.
Meet John & Vera
John and Vera have been together for over 70 years. They married in 1944 after they met at Kennywood, Pittsburgh’s Amusement Park. Telling his story, John’s voice is full of joy.
If you are wondering how to help out your neighbors, RTP has a ton of ways to get involved!
Home repairs completed
Support Safe & Healthy Housing
Our ability to stay safe at home is largely dependent on the quality of our housing. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh delivers home repairs to our neighbors who need it most.
Special thanks to our partners
Through their support and collaboration, we are capable of providing and facilitating comprehensive care to low-income homeowners and their families.