Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in need.
Renovation Alliance (RA) was established in 1999 out of the recognition that each year, too many homes are lost to age and decay because low-income homeowners are unable to afford the high cost of home repairs and maintenance. That year, 50 volunteers joined together to repair 4 homes in the City of Roanoke and since then, we have repaired more than 1,600 homes the Roanoke Valley. RA works with more than 1,000 volunteers and skilled contractors each year to provide free critical and necessary home repairs to an average of 100 homeowners. The work completed by RA is aimed at rebuilding warm, safe, dry, accessible, and healthy homes to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.
Renovation Alliance serves low-income homeowners residing within the Roanoke Valley (the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Franklin in southwest Virginia). To be eligible for services, the homeowner must have a gross annual household income equal to or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income. The organization prioritizes its services for homeowners who are over the age of 60, persons living with a disability, veterans and surviving partners, and families caring for young children.