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
- Rock Island Neighborhood Map (KeyStone is upper right)
- KeyStone Neighborhood Subdivisions Map
- KeyStone Neighborhood Association
Rebuild KeyStone Program in the News
- Dec 27, 2016 - Neighbors and Non-Profit coming together to Rebuild KeyStone Neighborhood (Source: WQAD)
- Nov 17, 2016 - Keystone Project Partnership to Kick off in Rock Island (Source: WHBF)
- Nov 14, 2016 - Funding available for Rock Island's KeyStone Neighborhood (Source: Quad City Times)
- Nov 14, 2016 - Rebuilding Together to Launch rebuild Keysonte Project Partnership (Source: QCOnline)
- Nov 12, 2016 - Turning Keys to fix KeyStone Homes (Source: QCOnline)