The Bond Hill non-profit organization People Working Cooperatively is expanding into Dayton. The agency says it will begin offer services in Greene, Montgomery and Preble counties in 2014.
In a release, PWC says the Dayton Fund for Home Rehabilitation will become a subsidiary. The Dayton Fund will no longer help homeowners secure loans for critical home repairs. Instead homeowners will apply for help such as weatherization services, home repairs or mobility modifications – and PWC’s carpenters, HVAC technicians, plumbers and electricians will provide those services as funds allow.
From a news release:
“We have been effectively serving low-income homeowners across the Tri-State with critical home repairs, weatherization services and mobility modifications for almost four decades,” Jock Pitts, president of PWC, said. “To bring our expertise and commitment to our neighbors up north is a substantial move for PWC, but we’re eager to address the increase in need for our services.”
“When we began to search for partners to help address the growing needs in Dayton, People Working Cooperatively stood out among the rest,” Dayton Fund board member Bill Johnson said. “PWC is essentially a construction company that wants to repair the community one house at a time.”
PWC supplies more than 12,500 services annually to homeowners in crisis situations who are unable to adequately care for their homes. The average PWC client earns about $13,500 a year and typically faces challenges due to illness, disability, job loss or other circumstances.
“As we bring PWC into Dayton, we increase opportunities and assistance within the community,” Pitts said. “But make no mistake, the need there is still great. We will require additional resources from generous donors and funders to address that growing need.”