Rebuilding Together of Richmond
406 W Franklin Street
Suite B
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement
Our mission: Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.
Rebuilding Together Richmond is a community revitalization partner that provides free home repairs to homeowners, specifically older adults and persons with disabilities. 
With the help of volunteers and skilled laborers we have improved over 1,000 homes since our inception, making it possible for long-time residents to remain in their homes.
We provide home improvement services at no cost to our homeowner clients by utilizing volunteers and donations from corporate, civic and faith-based resources.
Web and Social Media
Hill family with team captain from Owens & Minor
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Kay Huss
Board Chair Ms. Elizabeth Shaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation DuPont USA
Contact Information
Address 406 W Franklin Street
Suite B
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 447-3841
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Christmas in April Richmond2003
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $662,492.00
Projected Expenses $662,492.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2016View
Our mission: Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.
Rebuilding Together Richmond is a community revitalization partner that provides free home repairs to homeowners, specifically older adults and persons with disabilities. 
With the help of volunteers and skilled laborers we have improved over 1,000 homes since our inception, making it possible for long-time residents to remain in their homes.
We provide home improvement services at no cost to our homeowner clients by utilizing volunteers and donations from corporate, civic and faith-based resources.
  Rebuilding Together of Richmond’s Top Accomplishments for 2014
40 houses received home improvements, safety and wellness enhancements (36 National Rebuilding Day, 4 Partner Builds; 2 non-profit facilities) 

Rebuilding Together of Richmond’s Impact for 2014
• 44 houses and 1 non-profit facility rehabilitated
• Involving 1,000 volunteers, committing to more than 12,000 hours of volunteer time
• Delivering $1,000,000 in market value by leveraging $200,000 cash donations with in-kind materials & labor
Rebuilding Together of Richmond’s Cumulative Impact since 1993
•1,018 houses and non-profit facilities rehabilitated
• 30,000 volunteers donating their time and skills
• Work done in 18 communities in the City of Richmond
• Delivering $14 million market value

Homeowner testimonial from National Rebuilding Day 2014

I want to thank all of the Rebuilding Together staff, all of the volunteers…you all did such a beautiful job for me. It has been a great blessing. I go from room to room and just look. It’s like I have a new house. I haven’t put anything on the walls yet (except my curtains) because they are so beautiful.”


  • Secure funding to allow us to staff for effective program development and associated activities - marketing/communications staff is critical to strengthening awareness and communicating with current and prospective stakeholders  
  • Materials donors, skilled trades support - electrical, HVAC, etc.
  • Recruit new board members to provide essential guidance and oversight of the organization in a time of growth  
  • Build on partnerships with collaborators in home renovation, healthy homes and home safety  

Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR) began in 1992 and has restored the homes of over 1,000 low-income homeowners who live in Richmond and the Tri-Cites. 

RTR is one of nearly 150 independent grass roots affiliates of Rebuilding Together, the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through home rehabilitation.

RTR intentionally targets specific neighborhoods to build trust and rapport between homeowners and their neighbors. We leverage support from dedicated community partners, sponsors, and volunteers to provide free home repair, modification and improvement services to eligible low-income homeowners, many of which are seniors who are unable to maintain their homes independently. Through this work, RTR preserves homes and stabilizes neighborhoods by maintaining the culture of the community and ensuring that long-term residents are able to age safely in place. Additionally, this high touch, strategic focus on free home repairs and targeted community outreach sets RTR apart from other housing organizations in Richmond.

Additionally, RTR is supported by the Rebuilding Together national office and its 140+ affiliates across the country. Each affiliate is committed to providing housing repairs using the Safe and Healthy Housing framework- Rebuilding Together’s science-based, systematic approach to rebuilding homes is based upon the National Center for Healthy Housing’s Eight Principles of Healthy Homes. Our Safe & Healthy Housing program encompasses hundreds of repairs that remedy critical home hazards making a safe and healthy home more accessible, actionable, and affordable than ever before. RTR also has a strategic focus on developing creative and collaborative community revitalization partnerships through the expansion of our programs and services, including the development of a workforce development program.

RTR measures success by our 80% return rate of volunteer teams year over year which we attribute to the transformative experience of improving the lives of homeowners and families who may not otherwise be able to thrive and stay warm, safe and dry within their home.

CEO Statement
Rebuilding Together Richmond has made great strides in positioning ourselves to expand capacity. Within the past five years, our part-time ED position has become full-time, added a full-time program manager and communications/development manager and brought on a part-time administrative assistant and part-time construction manager.
We have also created, staffed and tasked four committees made up of board and non-board members.  We produced an organizational audit and development plan and acted upon numerous recommendations stated in those planning documents.  The year has been one of relationship building and messaging outside of our current support base.  We've incorporated communication vehicles such as Facebook and direct mail to our donors and key volunteers.  We are moving into a position of strength to offer operations throughout the year and to fill a niche of service to the city's neighborhoods.  We are confident our expanded focus on safe and healthy housing will allow us to engage a multitude of volunteers in ways that are of benefit to the homeowners we serve.        
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Richmond, City
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
City of Richmond
Henrico County
Chesterfield County
City of Hopewell
City of Petersburg 
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Elizabeth Shaw
Company Affiliation DuPont USA
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Raymond Scott Kessler
Company Affiliation Altria
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Christopher Adams WoodForest National Bank
Mr. Jeff Blaha Hometown Realty
Mr. Andy Boyles YOUNT, HYDE & BARBOUR, P.C.
Ms. Mary K. Brown Virginia Regional Tourism
Ms. Christine DeFilippo Capital One Services
Ms. Dana Henry Community Volunteer
Mr. Fred Hicks Community Volunteer
Mr. George Holcombe CapitalOne
Ms. Mary Kay Huss Rebuilding Together Richmond
Mr. Rob Jukic Honeywell
Ms. Casey Erin Lucier McGuireWoods LLP
Ms. Lindsay Norfolk Dominion Resources, Inc.
Ms. Elizabeth Shaw Dupont
Mr. Robert Skipper Emerald Construction
Mr. Edward Solarz Normandy Consulting LLC
Mr. Steven Williams Hometown Realty Services
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 7
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Our newly formed Governance committee is tasked with evaluating best practices and making recommendations to the board.    
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Mary Kay Huss
Mary Kay Huss previously served in various capacities at the Better Housing Coalition since 2006, most recently as their Vice President of Asset Management where she had operation and asset management  responsibility a portfolio of 1,500 apartments.  Her non-profit experience began in the early 1990's as the founding executive director of Interfaith Housing Corporation.  Mary Kay holds a BS in Business from Longwood and a MBA from the University of Richmond.  She is a 2010 graduate of LMR and serves on the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 38 executive board.  She earned her ARM (Accredited Residential Manager) and her MLO (Mortgage Loan Originator) license in 2010.  Mary Kay served as President of the Richmond Community Development Alliance (RCDA) from 2009-2013 and now is active on the executive committee as Past President.  
Former CEOs
Ms. Amy M King Jan 2004 - Mar 2014
Ms. Rebecca Seidenberg Jan 2001 - June 2003
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 1000
Retention Rate 66
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
RTR works closely with all relevant government, nonprofit and public agencies to accomplish our mission.  We collaborate with The City of Richmond, Richmond Community Development Alliance (RCDA), Project:Homes, Senior Connections, City Council, Home Depot, NARI - National Association of Remodelers, Virginia LISC - Greater Fulton's Future Initiative and the Affordable Housing Awareness Week committee.    
Richmond Community Development Alliance2004
HandsOn Greater Richmond2008
Partnership for Housing Affordability2008
Neighborhood ConservatorAlliance for Conservation of Old Richmond Neighborhoods2007
Richmond Community Service AwardRichmond City Council2011
  • National Rebuilding Day (NRD) is held on the last Saturday in April. Over 1,000 volunteers throughout the Greater Richmond region provide an array of repairs to qualified homes and community spaces in a target neighborhood. Each project site comes with its own unique history and work scope. Once deployed, volunteers will participate in various activities—from yard cleanup and painting to skilled repairs and home safety modifications.
  • Fall Fix-Up Day is our annual, one-day “blitz-build,” that takes place in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia. Volunteers, skilled and unskilled, come together to repair the homes of homeowners in need. This year’s Fall Fix-Up Day will occur in Petersburg, Virginia and will rely on volunteer and financial support from local businesses, faith groups and civic organizations.
  • In an effort to provide home repairs year-round, we give community revitalization partners (sponsors) the opportunity to participate in our Partner Build Program. These projects occur throughout the year and are often of a limited scope, making them ideal for smaller volunteer teams and those that are not available during Fall Fix-Up Day or National Rebuilding Day.

Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Budget $580,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments
With the expansion into Chesterfield, Henrico and the Tri-Cities, we hope to increase funding and volunteer engagement to efficiently and effectively serve those homeowners in need.    
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $662,492.00
Projected Expenses $662,492.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$389,306$243,917$157,401
Administration Expense$45,481$52,254$44,857
Fundraising Expense$52,003$53,784$37,699
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.081.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%70%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%14%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$237,788$262,766$228,696
Current Assets$231,572$261,105$226,829
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$8,419$7,505$719
Total Net Assets$229,369$255,261$227,977
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities27.5134.79315.48
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Organization Comments
RTR is focused on optimizing our funding model to grow funding sources like our individual volunteers/donors.  We've had reasonable success with the foundation funders, however, those funds are only available per their giving guidelines and cannot be relied upon from year to year.  Cultivation of individuals will be an essential component to our sustainability moving forward.