Preservation of Affordable Homeownership
Revitalize CDC performs critical repairs, modifications and rehabilitation to the homes and nonprofit facilities of low to moderate-income families that include: families with children, military veterans, the elderly and people with special needs. RCDC offers “Affordable Housing Redevelopment Services” in the areas of energy-efficiency, safety, accessibility and healthy homes. The emphasis and focus is on making meaningful improvements to homes that help reduce energy use, save money, and create a safe, healthy and sustainable living environment for our residents and the community.
Example Scope of Work
HVAC oil to natural gas heat conversions and solar
Energy-efficient windows, doors and appliances
Water-saving plumbing fixtures
Mold remediation, lead abatement and pest control
Interior and exterior painting
Age-in-Place and accessibility modifications including ramps
REO Rehab Program
REO or Real-Estate Owned properties are generally acquired as a result of a foreclosure. Revitalize CDC rehabs the property making them energy-efficient, safe and healthy and then makes the home available for purchase to a low-income and/or first-time homebuyer. The family is required to complete first-time homebuyer education and counseling classes.
JoinedForces Military Veterans Services
Revitalize CDC focuses on home repair project work for military veterans in need. The focus is making their homes safe, healthy, accessible and energy-efficient. In addition, the program refers veterans to other types of support services.
#GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild
#GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild: Rebuilding 1 block of homes in 1 neighborhood with the help of over 100 supporters and 1,000 volunteers all in 1 day! The program focuses on making homes energy-efficient, safe and healthy.
DASHH - Doorway to an Accessible, Safe & Healthy Home
Revitalize CDC is improving housing conditions for adults and children with asthma and makes home improvements that allow seniors to safely remain in their home.
The Green & Healthy Homes is a partnership with Baystate Health, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, and the City of Springfield.