Apply for Services

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay offers free critical home repair to neighbors in need. Our programs address the most urgent needs impacting the well-being of homeowners, their families, and our neighborhoods. From roof replacements to accessibility modifications, our programs and repairs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each home and the families that live in them.

How It Works

Apply for Home Repair Assistance

Home repair assistance at Rebuilding Together is offered at no cost to homeowners. Please review the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify. Due to high volumes of applications, it can take 2-6 months for an applicant to receive repairs if selected. Please note: Rebuilding Together does not have an emergency repair program at this time. If you are in need of immediate repairs, please visit your county's website or United Way for a list of available resources. Dial 2-1-1 to reach United Way by phone.

1.

Review Eligibility Requirements

Start by reviewing RTTB's free critical home repair eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for assistance.

3.

Intake

RTTB will contact you to complete a phone interview. You will be asked to submit any missing verification documentations.

5.

Application Approval

Your application and home assessment will be reviewed. You will be notified by RTTB if you are approved for home repair assistance.

2.

Apply for Assistance

If you believe you are eligible to apply, submit an application. You will need to upload verification documents and complete a guided self home assessment. Applications may take up to 1 hour to complete.

4.

Home Assessment

After we receive your verification documents, RTTB will schedule a home visit where we complete a safe and healthy home assesment.

6.

Home Repair Begins

Homeowners selected to receive home repair assistance will sign an agreement that outlines repair work. Once signed, construction will begin!

 

Program Eligibility 

Home Repair Assistance Eligibility Requirements

Rebuilding Together repairs focus on home health and safety. Homeowners must display a clear need for repairs that impact the well-being of the family. If you are a resident of Hillsborough or Pinellas County, live in and own your home, do not own other properties, are up to date on your mortgage and taxes, and make at or below 120% Area Median Income, you may qualify for services. Some programs may call for additional requirements. You can review the Tampa Bay Area Median Income Chart to see where you rank. 

To be eligible, you must: 

Are you eligible for RTTB home repairs?

To be eligible, you must:

Be a resident of Hillsborough or Pinellas County

Live in and own your house

Not own any
other residential properties

Have a household income that is at or below 120% Area Median Income

Be up to date on your taxes and mortgage

 

Proof of Eligibility 

In order to receive home repair assistance, you must provide Rebuilding Together with proper documentation to verify your identification, income, household size, and homeownership. Before applying, make a plan to obtain anything you may be missing. All eligibility documentation must be submitted within 10 days of the date of your intake interview to keep your application active. 

Accepted Eligibility Documentation

Identification Documents 

  • Driver’s license or Florida ID for everyone over 18

 
Proof of Number of Dependents 

Provide one of the following for each dependent that clearly demonstrates the dependent’s connection to an adult member of the household. 

  • Birth certificate on which the parent/applicant’s name is listed, OR 

  • Court ordered letter of guardianship  

  • Letter of adoption 

 
Proof of Income 

  • IRS Form 1040 for the previous tax year for each member of the household age 18 or older, OR 3 months of consecutive bank statements for each member of the household age 18 or older, OR 

  • Proof of No Income: signed over 18 zero income form for anyone in the household without income who is 18 or older 
     

Proof of Homeownership 

  • Most recent mortgage statement, OR letter from the mortgage company showing the mortgage completion confirmation 

  • Copy of most recent utility bill in the name and address of the homeowner (water, electric, or gas only) 

  • If applicable: divorce papers, property settlement, or death certificate 

  • Most recent property tax statement