Rebuild KeyStone Program

Neighborhood Focused Community Revitalization

On November 17, 2016, Rebuilding Together Quad Cities ("RTQC") announced a strategic partnership with Rock Island's KeyStone Neighborhood Association ("KeyStone"), St. John's Lutheran Church, and Augustana College to provide needed home repairs/modifications at no charge to the home owner to improve the health and safety of their homes.

Rock Island's KeyStone Neighborhood is the area from the Mississippi river up to 14th Ave. and between the Moline border and 38th Street. RTQC received a $2,500 grant from the Rock Island Community Foundation and a $7,500 grant funded through the City of Rock Island Gaming Grant for Social Services program to support the Rebuild KeyStone Program.

The Rebuild KeyStone Coalition partners did a pilot renovation project for neighbor Connie Kirk in late October. Volunteers scraped and repainted Ms. Kirk's garage and in doing so, had a positive impact not only on Ms. Kirk's property but also on the neighborhood. Speaking of the impact RTQC volunteers had on her home, Ms. Kirk called it "a real godsend for them to come over and work."

Rebuilding Together presented details about the Rebuild KeyStone program to neighborhood residents at its November KeyStone Neighborhood Association meeting and is working with KeyStone and St. John’s Lutheran Church to identify and select KeyStone homes for repair under RTQC's Safe and Healthy Housing initiative.

Check back here for additional developments related to this program.

About Rock Island's Keystone Neighborhood

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