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Program paving the way for Metro Detroiters to rebuild homes

DETROIT - Volunteers with a local organization are rolling up their sleeves to repair homes within Metro Detroit.


Why Jefferson Chalmers planners and nonprofits can't stop thinking about seniors

Inside the Whittier Manor Senior Apartments, everything glistens. The stately Detroit building complex, a former apartment hotel built to architect Charles N. Agree's Neoclassical and Italian Renaissance Revival designs in the 1920s, partially reopened as a living center for adults 55 years and up in 2008


Wanted: Low-income People Needing Home Improvements

METRO DETROIT — Volunteers from Rebuilding Together Oakland County are on the hunt for Southfield and Farmington Hills residents to receive no-cost home improvements.


Jefferson Ave developments, housing stabilization highlighted in city's plan for Jefferson Chalmers

For nearly a year, the city of Detroit has been crafting a framework plan in Jefferson Chalmers. The process has involved a number of community meetings, regular gatherings of a Residents in Action committee, and a questionnaire delivered to hundreds of homes in the area.


Market, affordable housing to anchor Jefferson Chalmers revitalization

Detroit — A new development with a grocery store and affordable housing is expected to anchor a revamped Jefferson Avenue in east Detroit.



Rebuilding Together event helps residents in Farmington Hills and beyond

Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan helped improve the quality of life for several families in Farmington Hills April 28.


Group searches for low-income homeowners for home repairs

Trying to make home improvements on a fixed income can be a difficult task. That’s why volunteers from Rebuilding Together Oakland County are on the hunt for Southfield residents to receive no-cost improvements.



The former Servant Church of St. Alexander in Farmington Hills still looks a bit like a church on the outside.



Smiling down: Volunteers help with widow's home

Maria Potter is pretty sure her late husband Brian is smiling down now on their Sunnydale house in Farmington Hills.


'Rebuilding Together' takes on 27 projects in Oakland County

Nearly 1,000 volunteers fanned across Oakland County on Saturday to help make home repairs for those less fortunate.


Volunteers help metro Detroit grandmother renovate her home

The last Saturday in April is National Rebuilding Day and several homes in Oakland County received some much needed renovations thanks to a group of volunteers.


Organization offers free home repairs to veteran

An Army veteran is getting some much needed help this holiday weekend. A group is fixing up her home, all through the "Heroes at Home" program. FOX 2's Ingrid Kelley reports.


Volunteers help renovate veteran's home in Hazel Park

Volunteers in metro Detroit decided to do more than thank a veteran Saturday. They got their hands dirty helping a woman struggling to maintain her home.



Rebuilding Together Oakland County aids local homeowners

With a wheelchair ramp, widened doorways and a handful of other improvements, longtime Southfield resident Dennis Bee proudly describes his house as “whip-around-able.”


Rebuilding Together reaches Oakland homes milestone

Rain splattered against the small frame house on Hartner but by the smile on Diane Williams’ face, Wednesday was the sunniest of days for her.


Rebuilding Together Oakland County names new executive director

Rebuilding Together Oakland County has promoted its director of fund development Halie Black to executive director.



Oakland program helps low income with home repairs

Saturday to help homeowners do repairs they're unable to make themselves or can't afford.


Rebuilding Together breathes new life into homes

Christina Tudor lives by the scribbled words posted on her refrigerator. “‘Every day is a good day,’” she said, repeating the mantra in her kitchen in the 28000 block of Grayfield on April 25.


Rebuilding Together crews pitch in for annual workday

Michele Austin knows all about service to others — she lives it every day. Six kids ages 2-17 — a biological son, two adopted youngsters including one with special needs, and three foster children — call her "Mom"



Rebuilding together repairs Oakland Homes


Kirt Rushlow

Kirt Rushlow has been an extraordinary asset for Rebuilding Together affiliates all over the country. He first heard about Rebuilding Together while involved in the Boy Scouts of America when he was a young man



Church Members Help to Rebuild Houses Together

Members of White Lake Presbyterian Church are rolling up their sleeves again this year to help their less fortunate neighbors get their homes into shape for spring.


Rebuilding home by home

Volunteers to make repairs to Oakland County homes

More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to make improvements Saturday to 45 homes in Southfield and 11 other Oakland County communities.