Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
What is Neighborhood Revitalization?
The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) allows local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to serve more families by responding to community aspirations, with an expanded array of products, services, and partnerships. The mission is to empower residents to revive their own neighborhoods and to enhance their quality of life. The NRI focuses on four main areas: Home Preservation, Critical Home Repair, Weatherization, and A Brush with Kindness.
How are homes selected for NRI?
MCHFH works with the City of Midland to identify neighborhoods that fall within the income guidelines of 30% to 60% of the median income. Once we have the neighborhood identified we send a letter and a NRI application to the owner-occupied homes (we do not include rentals in the NRI program). The homeowners are asked to complete the application, identify what work needs to be done to their homes, and to provide information confirming the property taxes and homeowners insurance are up to date and paid. In addition, we explain to the families that they are expected to pay for the cost of materials and to participate in the revitalizing of their home.
When will NRI take place this year?
The 2015 NRI will take place Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 where we will revitalize 25 homes. Our scope of work will consist of painting and scraping, roof repair and replacement, driveway removal and replacement, gutter work, screen door replacement, landscaping, and various other projects.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event - please contact the MCHFH office at 989-496-0900!