Community Triumph

Building a Healthier Sulphur Springs In-Progress


In order to create more Affordable Housing opportunities and preserve housing stock in Sulphur Springs, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay has worked relentlessly, repairing homes of low income residents to make them safer, healthier and more energy efficient. RTTB has conducted neighborhood beatifications with other partners who share our mission: to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Tampa Bay. There are also Living Healthier in My Home workshops available for the homeowners to inform them about what they can do to maintain their home for years to come and make changes that can prevent the need for more constant repairs. To fill out an application click here. You can submit either by fax (813-513-3068), mail (Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, 911 E 122nd Ave. Tampa Fl 33612) or you can drop it off in person.

 

OUR EFFORTS ON E. IDELL STREET

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Thank you to all of the Volunteers who helped make this all possible, including volunteers from Lowes, Abundant Life Worship Center and Plant High School.

BAHSS Services


AC Return Filters
Bath Exhaust Fan – Done by Electrician
Carbon Monoxide Detector – Battery
Childproof Safety Kit

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Door Weather Stripping Packets for 2 doors
Energy Efficient items

(1 low-flow shower-head 1.5 gpm; 2 faucet aerators 1.0 gpm; 1 swivel kitchen aerator 1.5 gpm; 1 wall thermometer; 1 refrigerator coil brush; filter whistle; and 1 hot water temperature check card. Residents are educated about the importance of these items. However, it is their choice to install them.)

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Energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs
Exterior door bottom seal
Fire Extinguisher

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Exterior Levered Knobs and Deadbolt Locks and Keys
Exterior Motion Sensor Lights 180 Degrees
Flashlight and batteries

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Grab bar 18″
Grab bar 24″
Smoke alarms
Interior Levered Knobs

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Night Lights
Non Skid Bath Mat
Peephole
Programmable Thermostat
Water Heater Blanket
Window Caulking Tubes

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Part of the BAHSS program is the replacement of mailboxes for homeowners and tenants through RTTB’s partnership with the local nonprofit organization Community Stepping Stones. This has become an important aspect of this project, not only for the look it gives to unify the neighborhood but also for the safety aspect of providing homes with new, legible house numbers on their mailbox an important point for emergency services.

Buckets Gardens are provided through RTTB’s partnership with

the YMCA. These offer residents an opportunity to grow some of their

own vegetables using these portable gardens to provide a healthier

option to their diets.

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Picking up trash

RTTB partners with Keep Tampa Bay

Beautiful to clean up and beautify the streets and neighborhoods we

work in through volunteers picking up trash, planting trees and shrubs

and cleaning city signs and drains.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

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Through RTTB collaboration with the City of Tampa and their Neighborhood Weatherization Program, qualified residents receive new blow-in insulation, door weather-stripping, and duct seal work.

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These workshops offered to homeowners and residents who receive the Healthy Home Kit program, provide information and knowledge to empower residents to live healthier and safer in their homes. The workshop includes going through the 7 Principles for Keeping a Healthy Home which include:

Keep it Dry, Keep it Clean, Keep it Pest-Free, Keep it Ventilated, Keep it Safe, Keep it Contaminant-Free, and Keep it Maintained.

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Thank you to all of the Sponsors of this program

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