About

ReFrame Association is a national network that supports safe and healthy housing by connecting, educating, and promoting home repair programs.

ReFrame began as a conference of like-minded organizations seeking ways to share wisdom, resources, and best practices within the nonprofit home repair and rehab community. Out of that conference was born an association dedicated to the same with a year-round approach and nationwide reach to bring together organizations from across the country to make our collective stronger, louder, and more dedicated than ever to eliminating substandard housing.

  • 2011First Conference
    It all began in November 2011 with our first annual conference in Johnson City, TN, for organizations concentrated in central Appalachia.
  • 2012Growth
    The second conference grew to include nearly 100 participants and expanded to include speakers and workshop leaders.
  • 2013Association Founded
    The association officially formed on November 14 – also the first full day of our annual conference – with nine charter member organizations.
  • 2014Nationwide Focus
    What began in the smoky hills of the Appalachian mountains grew to represent the entire nation in our field as momentum from our 2013 conference, which included representatives from 14 states, carried us into the year.
  • 2015Visioning
    Our board refined our strategic plan and created a ten-year vision, and our members repaired homes in 32 states!
  • 2016More Growth
    Our 6th annual conference was held at a new location, and our membership grew!
  • 2017Membership Tools
    We launched a new online members' portal with a video library, job board, and more.
  • 2018Foundation Formed
    We incorporated ReFrame Foundation, our sister 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which can apply for grants and accept tax-deductible donations.
  • 2019Regional Events
    We hosted our first regional events in Pennsylvania and South Carolina and organized an advocacy event in Washington, DC.
  • 2020Virtual Presence
    Due to the coronavirus, we canceled 4 regional events and hosted a mini online spring conference. We also organized dozens of webinars to help our members navigate the challenges repairing homes during the pandemic.
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30 million homes in the U.S. have serious health and safety hazards.

Source: Center for American Progress

Roughly 6.6 million low-income homeowners need home repairs.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

$19 in healthcare costs can be saved for every $1 invested in home repairs.

Source: North Carolina Housing Finance Agency