As a community leader in sustainable and affordable housing, Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity (SNHFH) is pleased to roll out Habitat for Humanity International?s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI).
By expanding the scope of our rehabilitation efforts, our goal is to assist existing homeowners within identified communities who are unable to complete necessary repairs on their own homes. The initiative is designed to support low-income family home ownership and enhance community development. We improve the quality of life for the homeowner and develop a connection for further revitalization efforts within the same neighborhood.
NRI Solutions include:
* Home weatherization
* Exterior home repair
* Vacant house rehab
* Interior repair work to improve safety
* New home construction on available land
As we collaborate with our government and community partners to address appropriate projects and NRI housing solutions, our wish is that partnerships will form within neighborhoods to assist in this work. We want to see residents become more invested in their own neighborhood.
Energy costs can become a severe cost burden for struggling homeowners. SNHFH anticipates that some of the residents will need to address their home?s energy efficiency.
Projects may include replacing windows, sealing air leaks, improving insulation, replacement or repair of appliances, heating and air conditioning units and water fixtures.
A Brush with Kindness
The objective of this popular and volunteer friendly program is to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. Short term projects involve: landscaping, trash removal, painting, repairing steps, minor roof repair, building wheelchair ramps, etc.
This program helps eliminate blight as cities and counties partner with SNHFH to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed homes. These homes are then sold to a Habitat qualified family.
Critical Home Repair
Keeping homes safe and decent is imperative. This program requires skilled volunteers and funding partners.
New Home Construction
Through NRI work, SNHFH will work to build new homes in targeted neighborhoods.
Investment of homeowners
Just like the new home construction program, all homeowners will invest their time (sweat equity) and financial resources (pay back) to partner in each NRI project. The homeowner will have a promissory note to cover a portion of the project costs with affordable monthly payments. This will also help develop a sustainable program to serve more!