What is Neighborhood Revitalization?
The Neighborhood Revitalization (NR)Program is a locally-operated program serving low-to-moderate-income homeowners who need assistance improving their homes. In the NR program, homeowners work with Habitat’s experienced staff and volunteers to perform minor, exterior 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.
Types of Improvements
Accessibility Modifications (wheelchair ramp, exterior hand rails)
Carpentry Repairs (doors, floors, porches, steps, walls)
Painting, siding, or power washing
- General cleaning (trash removal, cleaning of exterior)
- Landscaping (cutting down brush, cutting back shrubbery, planting flowers and bushes)
- Roofing (*Military ONLY through the Roof Deployment Project with Owens Corning)
Must own your home and be your primary residence
Must live in Burlington or Mercer counties
Must be current on your mortgage, homeowners insurance, and property tax payments
Must be present during project completion
- Must meet income eligibility requirements (see application for more information)
- Habitat opens applications *NOW ACCEPTING applications until January 31, 2020*
- Homeowner completes and submits application to Habitat.
The application is reviewed to determine if the applicant meets the programs basic requirements.
- Habitat performs a home assessment
Habitat will visit the applicant's home to determine if the repairs needed fall within the programs capabilities.
- Homeowner Approval and Payment
Habitat establishes a scope of work and associated cost for repairs. The homeowner’s agreement and payment is due prior to the work being done on the home.
- Project Completion
Habitat works with the homeowner to repair the home using Habitat staff, volunteers, and subcontractors, if applicable. Schedule is based upon weather, staff availability, and urgency.