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Rebuild Upstate gets Best Practices Award

Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Reframe Association honored Rebuild Upstate with a Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships.
 

Reframe Association honored Rebuild Upstate with a Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships.

 

Reframe Association, which is a network of volunteer-based home repair and home rehab organizations throughout the country, honored Rebuild Upstate with a Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships.

The award is for agencies that work with other nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders who are vital to holistic community development. According to the nomination submitted for the agency:

“Rebuild Upstate partners with other nonprofits, churches, and businesses in a number of ways. We want to specifically highlight that this year, the City of Greenville, contracted with Rebuild Upstate to manage its home repair/home rehab program. Rebuild Upstate also partners with three area agencies on aging to provide minor home repairs for seniors, the state Housing Trust Fund to provide larger repairs for residents, and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority to provide home rehabilitation to county residents. They have also launched a new initiative to provide financial literacy counseling and education to low-income families in order to build more financial independence and promote sustainable home ownership. This initiative would not be possible without its collaboration with CommunityWorks Carolina, a well-recognized community development corporation.

Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Typically homeowners fall into one of three segments: low-income families with children in the home, seniors age 60 and older, and people with disabilities.

“To be honored for our work by our peers for the partnerships we have formed is great,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s executive director. “It is a core principle behind our organization and enables us to carry-out our mission of improving the homes of people throughout the Upstate.”

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