Our History

Frank Mackle and Joseph Myrtetus established the Miami-Dade affiliate of Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, after Hurricane Andrew ravaged the Greater Miami area in 1992.

For over 30 years, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade (RTMD) has provided home repair and modification services for Miami-Dade county’s most vulnerable homeowners. As the only local organization addressing this particular need county-wide, we have the expertise and infrastructure to tackle critical home repairs and secure safe, healthy, and naturally occurring affordable housing for all.

Since its inception, RTMD has rehabbed over 1,300 homes and donated over 20 million dollars in market value work to the community.

Our Mission

Repairing Homes
Revitalizing Communities
Rebuilding Lives

Why We’re Needed

There is an urgent challenge facing Miami-Dade County; far too many homeowners have trouble maintaining their homes, resulting in a lack of housing security and stability. The staggering cost of home repair services puts an enormous strain on cost-burdened families, both financially and emotionally. Additionally, once a home falls into serious disrepair, it can lead to a plethora of safety and health hazards for residents.


  • Ensure the safety and health of residents,
  • stabilize communities, and
  • preserve naturally occurring affordable housing.

Our Vision

Safe Homes and Communities

For Everyone!

Our Community Impact

Rebuilding Homes and Lives

Help us achieve our vision of safe homes and communities for everyone.