What is Neighborhood Revitalization?
Neighborhood Revitalization Program is a locally-operated program serving low-to-moderate-income homeowners who need assistance improving their homes. In the Neighborhood Revitalization program, homeowners work with Habitat’s experienced staff and volunteers to perform improvements that preserve their home and make it safer and more accessible. Together we revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthen personal connections within the community, and keep homeowners in their homes, making neighborhoods become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable.
Neighborhood Revitalization Consists of 3 Subprograms:
Must own your home and live in it as your primary residence
Must live in Burlington or Mercer counties
Must be current on your mortgage, homeowner’s insurance, and property tax payments
Must be present during project completion
- Must meet income eligibility requirements (see application for more information)
- Step 1 : Intake Form
The first step of the application process is filling out and submitting an intake form, which provides Habitat with your background information.
- Step 2 : Application
Habitat will review the intake form and determine if you meet basic eligibility requirements. Based on availability, Habitat will either place you on a wait list or proceed to the application phase, where you will submit documentation proving eligibility
- Step 3 : Home Visit
Once the COMPLETE application is received and reviewed, Habitat will complete a home assessment to determine whether the work is within our capabilities.
- Step 4 : Work
Habitat for Humanity BMC and homeowner will sign a homeowner’s agreement, which will include work to be done and cost of project. Work is then performed by the homeowner, Habitat staff, volunteers, and subcontractors, if applicable. The schedule is based on staff availability, urgency, and weather.