We’re Here for the Long Haul.
Beneath the rubble, debris, and dirt lies a more resilient community working hard to recover. Our job is to clear the crap and begin to rebuild. Doing so requires service beyond basic home building. Over the long term, we see to it that crisis-stricken communities come back stronger than ever—without paying a penny for it.
We work with local organizations and town officials to identify vulnerable neighborhoods within the community.
We seek out those least likely to recover on their own, weighing factors like geotechnology, historic data, and the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index when qualifying homeowners for our free Rebuild program.
We use the most resilient building materials and practices, and are the only NGO to have achieved FORTIFIED Gold with a retrofit build.
Safer Homes to Welcome Families Back Into.
To repair or rebuild—this is always a consideration, and we choose the best solution based on the building in front of us. We remain intentionally flexible with our Rebuild services, so we can meet families where they are and offer what they need.
Sometimes, we perform exhaustive repairs on roofs and other major structures, and can usher families back into their homes more quickly. Other times, we perform complete rebuilds of devastated homes to ensure a finished structure that can weather storms to come. Each program is developed based on that community and the homeowner’s needs.
When we’re ready to rally the team, we first turn to local contractors, material suppliers, and volunteers before calling in reinforcements from nearby regions.
128 houses rebuilt in the wake of Hurricane Harvey—and we’re still building
500 roofs completed and 3 homes rebuilt in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria
38 homes repaired and 2 new homes built in Collier County, FL, after Hurricane Irma
Rebuilding More than Structures.
We show up for the communities that need our help the most so that common obstacles—lack of insurance, insufficient funding, sparse media attention, or otherwise—don’t stand in the way of rehabilitation. We assess eligibility according to income, vulnerability, housing type, geography, and other factors that can weaken resiliency to ensure we’re lifting up entire communities, not just beams and rafters.
A Rebuild Team with Grit and Compassion to Boot.
The badasses on our Rebuild operations are tough as nails and kind as hell. Not only are they experts at building homes from dusk to dawn, but they also care compassionately for the clients they help, the community leaders they work with, and the local contractors on-site.
Rebuild News & Stories
July 14, 2023
As it repairs and retrofits disaster-struck homes across the U.S., Team Rubicon is going beyond just patching holes and fixing roofs: it’s employing IBHS Fortified homes standards to help homeowners better weather future storms.
May 12, 2023
On May 12, Team Rubicon welcomed home the 27th family in its Gulf Coast Rebuild program.
May 9, 2023
In storm-plagued Selma, LADs have become a way of life. Now, volunteers are rebuilding homes in hopes of helping the community better withstand future storms.