You made me feel like I was doing you a favor by letting you come to my home to help me. You treated me with such respect and dignity.
— Homeowner

Who we Serve

We serve low-income homeowners who live within Petaluma City limits and who cannot perform the necessary repairs themselves. 

The people that we help in our community are typically

  • senior citizens
  • veterans
  • disabled persons
  • low income families with children.

Non-profit organizations serving the community may also apply for repairs to their facilities.

To qualify as low income, clients must be 60% or below median income. 

Click Here to Download Petaluma Median Income Sheet

The Process

  • There is no fee to apply. Homeowners must complete an application form. RTP staff is happy to assist with this process.
  • An RTP staff member will make an initial visit to take photos of the work needing to be done.
  • The application is then reviewed by our Site Management Committee (SMC), which is made up of skilled trades people and experienced house captains.
  • An SMC member will visit the homeowner and make a final determination based on eligibility criteria and the scope of work.
  • If work is approved we will have a team at your house during the next possible workday (April or October).

If you are experiencing urgent problems such as no heat, a leaky roof, or other problems that are too crucial to wait until our April or October build days. Our Year Round program allows us to address those issues on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.

All repairs are free for homeowners.

Download and Print Application here

Download and Print Homeowner's Release Form Here