Safe and healthy housing
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Our Safe and Healthy Housing practice model is the foundation of our home repair and modification work.
Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay seeks to advance health equity by improving health and housing outcomes for our neighbors in need in economically distressed communities. Through a collaboration between Rebuilding Together and the National Center for Healthy Housing, Rebuilding Together developed a set of 360 specs for common repairs based on the Eight Principles of Healthy Homes. This includes a 25-point framework that targets significant health and safety hazards in homes. Our 25 Health and Safety Priorities provide a common framework for our affiliate network to complete comprehensive in-home assessments and set repair objectives based on each homeowner’s special needs and health status. Each home has varying degrees of need and some projects may only address a single priority, such as installing a ramp, or several items, such as roof repair, energy efficiency upgrades, and grab bars. This framework also provides a means to track and report the results of our repairs, set clear expectations with our clients and provide a platform for further partnership and collaboration to meet unmet needs.