Overcoming Predatory Lending

Overcoming Predatory Lending

Dorothy and her family are long-time residents of their southeast Wake County community. For decades, she was known to her neighbors for actively keeping up her home and yard. A few years ago, however, Dorothy fell victim to high-cost, predatory lenders that prey on seniors. Loan expenses along with rising energy bills and home deterioration soon began to take a toll.  Read more —>

The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

After retirement, Veronica immediately began caring for her grandchildren. "I retired in 2011 with four grandkids," she says with a laugh. "There have been five more since then, and I’m still waiting to take a vacation!"

Wear on her three-bedroom, single-story home added up over time. Her house needed safe, functional steps to the entrance, ventilation, moisture mitigation, and a host of other external and interior repairs. Read more —>

Transformations for a Gulf War Veteran

Transformations for a Gulf War Veteran

After serving more than a decade in the US Army, Gulf War veteran Gordon began suffering from a painful, degenerative health complication. Over time, he increasingly began relying on a wheelchair for mobility. He and his wife Mary applied for and received a VA grant for accessibility modifications to their home. Unfortunately, those modifications required bringing the home up to code, pushing costs painfully out of reach. Read more —>

A Welcome Change

A Welcome Change

Living alone, Sharon wanted extra security to feel safe in her own home. RTT volunteers replaced a faulty front door with one designed for better protection from potential intruders and the elements. Rooms were decluttered to improve egress and carpeting near exterior doors was also removed to prevent rain water absorption. Today, Sharon can sleep soundly knowing her Garner home is better fortified for her health and safety.