To strengthen neighborhoods and the local economy by creating a community commitment to home ownership through exterior repairs and emergency repairs on homes for low-income elderly home owners; building ramps for people with disabilities who are low-income; and helping single-parent graduates of the Scholar House become first-time home owners.
Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford Counties
Associated with LBAR for 43 years - CEO for the past 28 years; involved with the establishment of RCHF; trained in association management - oversees an association with a staff of eight and membership of 1,99+
Repair Affair is a project in partnership with the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington and is the largest of RCHF’s activities. Repair Affair assists low-income, elderly homeowners with much needed exterior repairs to their house at no cost to the home owner. Without assistance, these family homes continue to deteriorate and can reach the point of becoming condemnable. The long-term implication of such neglect is the relocation of households to temporary housing or homelessness.
The Remodeling for Access and Mobility Program (RAMP) makes homes more accessible with the installation of ramps and/or other adaptations for persons with disabilities and/or mobility impairments. Community volunteers and volunteers from the Remodelers Council construct accessible ramps or make other necessary exterior modifications, including installing wheelchair lifts.
Prepare Affair is a collaboration between RCHF, the three Lexington Lowe’s stores/Lowe’s Heroes Program, the Remodelers Council, and Shiloh Baptist Church to provide a free community workshop on home repairs and provide weatherization related repairs on the exterior of homes for low-income elderly home owners.
Emergency Repair Service for very low-income elderly homeowners who have urgent housing repair needs like furnace, air conditioning, water heaters, and plumbing.
Single-Parent Scholar House Home Ownership Program (formerly Virginia Place) The Scholar House is a single-parent facility providing support services while the parent develops educational and family life skills. RCHF assists graduates in purchasing their first home by providing up to $2,500 for their closing costs. These funds are made available through Realtor® donations. Upon graduation, Realtors® volunteer their time to assist the graduates in reaching their goal of homeownership.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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