With RTP’s help, Gina was able to replace the roof and old flooring throughout the house. RTP repaired the damaged walls and ceilings, rehabilitated the bathroom, and installed a new garage door.
These repairs made the house safe to occupy again, giving Gina and her family peace of mind. Now Gina’s son feels more comfortable moving out and “starting his own life” with his girlfriend.
“I think [the repairs] provide a sense of security,” her son says, “Every time it was going to rain, there was this huge anxiety … ‘Oh, [no]! We’ve got to cover everything in the house.’ … It feels good to come home and not worry about getting wet and having to cover your things.”
Gina says she now feels confident about addressing any future repairs.
For Rosie, the RTP team installed a new bathtub with safety grab bars, along with several small repairs, such as replacing the trim around her windows and the overhead light in the kitchen, fixing the shower, and installing a ceiling fan in the bedroom. Rosie says RTP took care of everything with “no judgment” and without making her feel “stupid.”
“I feel safer getting in and out of the tub. I know that there is help out there, which I didn’t know before,” Rosie says.
RTP staff also identified and mitigated other risks by adding flashing to the roof (to prevent rain run-off from spilling onto the porch), grounding electrical outlets in the kitchen and bathroom, and installing a new fire extinguisher and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Because Rosie has accumulated debt over the years, she is especially grateful for these free repairs. Without RTP’s support, she would have had to incur more debt to pay for them.