Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (RTMD) revitalized 30 homes in the historic Barnum Neighborhood in June 2011 as part of our mission to provide safe and healthy homes for Denver’s at-risk seniors, veterans, low-income and multi-generational families. Work began on Saturday, May 21 with a demolition crew and culminated with a huge rebuilding weekend and hundreds of volunteers on June 18 and 19 as part of a special pre-conference event to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Healthy Homes Conference. The revitalization of the Barnum neighborhood was the kickoff to HUD’s National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver June 20- 23.
Volunteers made renovations and landscaping improvements to 30 homes, and distributed educational materials and homeowner resources to local residents. The diverse work scope included: major home rehabilitation, basic improvements, accessibility modifications, energy-efficient upgrades, and community landscaping. Volunteers transformed unhealthy houses into sustainable homes, which in turn, serves community needs far after improvements are made.
The Barnum neighborhood was originally owned by P.T. Barnum of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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