Kindness Revitalizes Neighborhoods

North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC-HFH) is reaching out to help low-income homeowners maintain the exterior of their homes with A Brush with Kindness, a nationwide HFH effort that partners homeowners with groups of volunteers to revitalize a home’s exterior.

A Brush with Kindness is part of the HFH Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. The goals are to revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, which transforms and strengthens communities through the preservation of affordable housing. The program allows low-income homeowners to live independently by making home repairs affordable, including cleaning up the exterior of the home, scraping, priming and painting the exterior, repairing minor exterior problems and providing landscaping.

A Brush with Kindness assistance includes providing no-interest loans, as well as the use of a volunteer workforce and donated materials, in an effort to mobilize the neighborhood and increase value. Homeowner eligibility for the program is identical to the requirements of HFH, based on the homeowner’s financial need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with the program.

Although NCC-HFH has a set income level for selecting families, the number is flexible. Homeowners with an existing mortgage must have no outstanding payments and must have up-to-date homeowner’s insurance and taxes.

For more info on NCC-HFH programs and selection process, visit NCC-Habitat.com.

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